Enquiry in Health and Social Policy 4.1(PT) DUMF4035

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Part 1 of the Honours Enquiry in Health and Social Policy for Part-Time Students 

Timetable

Seminar group(s) meet fortnightly.

In addition one-to-one supervisions with the student's dissertation supervisor will normally be held fortnightly. The regularity and length of each meeting may be adjusted as appropriate.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Normal completion of 360 credits; Honours Entry Grade Point Average of 11 or higher (i.e. weighted 50% for Levels 1&2, and 50% for Level 3 results).

Recommended Entry Requirements

As above

Co-requisites

Enquiry in Health and Social Policy 4.2(PT)

Assessment

Assessment

None of the following assessments in this Honours course are suitable for reassessment purposes:

 

Four assessments as follows:

1: Literature Review (4000 words) (30%);

2: Methodology/Theoretical Perspective(s) (3000 words) (25%);

3: Research Proposal (3000 words) (25%);

4: Target Journal Rationale (2000 words) (10%).

 

Plus:

One Oral Presentation (20 minutes max) (10%).

 

Reassessment

In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This Course aims to:

 

build on principles which underpin the first three years of study in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, including the School's emphasis on interdisciplinarity and selected subject specialism, where appropriate or desirable within the overarching interdisciplinary ethos;

 

promote an extensive or deep level of engagement with scholarly, critical or theoretical arguments as relevant to the student's chosen area of enquiry, by means of independently conducted study, peer and/or supervisor assisted collaborative discussion, formative work on the main assignments, and in Part 2 the completion of a dissertation combined with other assessments.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 

compile a bibliography and construct an informative literature review of selected materials;

present a case supporting the suitability of one or more scholarly journals to which they might notionally or actually attempt to submit work based on the dissertation projected for completion in the second semester;

construct a defensible research proposal and, where appropriate, a satisfactory request for ethical approval;

demonstrate an adequate understanding of an appropriate methodology or theoretical approach for conducting the research of their chosen dissertation topic as appropriate to the student's chosen degree designation;

demonstrate competence in oral and written presentation skills.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.