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Core and Dissertation modules

Research methods is a core module across all our postgraduate programmes. It is also compulsory to undertake a Dissertation module as part of a MSc course.

Find more information about these modules below.

Research methods (HCT343)

The aim of this module is to develop students’ ability to critically understand and conceptualise the process of research within the context of health and social care. This will include current thinking and debates relating to methodology, methods, data analysis, data management, ethics and governance.

Dissertation Module: Empirical Research (HCT217)

This module aims to allow you to apply advanced level research methods skills.

Dissertation Module: MSc Occupation and Health (HCT100)

This module offers an additional 60 credit module at Masters level building upon the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) and will confer successful students with an MSc in Occupation and Health.

Dissertation Module: Work-Based Project (NRT079)

The aim of the work-based project is to implement and/or evaluate a practice initiative or change, drawing on health improvement literature.

Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolio (HCT353)

The aim of this module is to integrate advanced theoretical and clinical knowledge required to underpin treatment decisions made in clinical practice at an Advanced Clinical Practitioner level.

Dissertation Module: Systematic Review of the Literature (NRT080 and HCT180)

The aim of this module is to allow the students to produce a report of a systematic review they have undertaken in a 20,000 word dissertation.