Module Summary: This module is essential for students undertaking the full Masters. It provides the candidates with the experience of applying the principles of research and utilizing the skills of academic writing in producing the “Capstone” for the MSc Addiction Science program. The MSc candidates are expected to critically review researc
This module is essential for students undertaking the full Masters. It provides the candidates with the
experience of applying the principles of research and utilizing the skills of academic writing in producing
the “Capstone” for the MSc Addiction Science program. The MSc candidates are expected to critically review research and to evaluate the evidence underpinning their own practice. The module will provide students with the opportunity to implement the knowledge and skills developed during the previous modules in conducting research focused on a topic of their choice related to their area of expertise with the support of two supervisors. The module will enhance students’ presentation and publication skills as the assessment will include preparing and presenting a poster and writing a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words.
- To equip graduates with the skills to undertake a research project relevant to their professional
field, through integrating theoretical, analytical, and other research skills in an applied way.
- To provide candidates with the experience of critically reflecting on the research process and the
findings, in a practical, work-based, manner.
- To expand the candidates’ critical appraisal skills to effectively communicate findings in appropriate
verbal and written styles, e.g., poster presentation and dissertation.
- To develop academic expertise in a particular sub-specialty of their choice that relate to their work
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
- Identify a potential research project, by spotting relevant gaps in human knowledge, and to
phrase appropriate research question(s), hypotheses, aims and objectives.
- Examine and critically appraise the relevant literature, in an objective, comprehensive and unbiased
- Demonstrate appropriate, albeit supervised, expertise in the management and implementation
of research, including selecting and justifying relevant research designs, with specific attention
to time management, research governance, ethics and health and safety issues, data analysis and interpretation, synthesis of the obtained information, contextualization with relevant research and appraisal of implications for practice in addiction care.
- Critically reflect on different stages and experiences of the research and effectively communicate the key findings of the research to a relevant audience identifying areas for future research.
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