Faculty of Medical Sciences Online Learning


Clinical and Health Sciences Dissertation (E-learning)

  • Module Leader: Dr Jenny Yeo
Module length (weeks): 20
Starts: September, January & April
Credit Value: 10
Study hours: 100


This is a mandatory module for the Faculty of Medical Sciences' online MSc programmes. You will undertake a single research project in the field of the degree programme studied. Projects will offer diverse experiences in research techniques and methods across the range of career. You will be supported by the module leader and a workplace mentor.Research activities in the Faculty of Medicine Medical Sciences in collaboration with your own workplace environment. The choice of project rests with yourself. From the outset the purpose of the project is to widen the your outlook to, and experience of, research. The project is intended to allow students from diverse backgrounds to sample areas of current research that are of interest to them in an active research environment and to help them make an informed choice about future career directions and/or help them progress within their chosen area.

You will develop a range of professional and key skills and will be trained and empowered to engage in research at an advanced level in higher education or in a senior professional capacity in other fields of employment. You will be fully engaged in the project selection and development through a dialogue with your project supervisors. You will gain hands-on experience of a range of techniques used in research (appropriate to your own project) and will be required to maintain detailed records of your work and produce a short dissertation. You will also prepare a short abstract, an oral presentation and an E-poster. This module will involve a significant amount of private study, including research-based fieldwork and practical experience of a range of clinical research techniques. The amount of hours spent on practicals, fieldwork and private study will vary with the individual project but should be approximately as stated above.

Online assessment

This will through a blend of:

  • Oral presentation and questions via teleconference
  • Dissertation (3,500 words)
  • Written exercise (250 word abstract of oral presentation)
  • An e-poster presented via PowerPoint 

Reading List Website: rlo.ncl.ac.uk