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Clinical Neuropsychology Research Dissertation MED5546P

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Health and Wellbeing
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course provides the opportunity to complete a substantial piece of independent work in the field of clinical neuropsychology.



Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Students complete a research dissertation on a related topic of between 6000-8000 words for the main body of the research article. This may be in the style of a Journal Article.  Total volume of the dissertation including appendices and any supplementary information should not exceed 20,000 words

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to enable students to develop research skills relevant to undertaking research in the field of Clinical Neuropsychology. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge that has been acquired throughout the MSc Clinical Neuropsychology program to an area of research interest. The dissertation also aims to enable students to develop further their academic writing skills by producing a research paper that is intended for submission for publication.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


■ Critically evaluate research methodologies aimed at addressing research hypotheses relevant to important questions in the field of clinical neuropsychology.


■ Design, plan and complete a research project within the area of Clinical Neuropsychology, which adds to existing theoretical or empirical knowledge.


■ Synthesise and communicate information relating to an appropriate area of research investigation in an area relevant to Clinical Neuropsychology

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.