Full Title Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs DISSERTATION

Short Title DISSERTATION

Code DISS09003
Level 09
Credit 30

Author Butler, Mary
Department Life Sciences

Subject Area Dissertation
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module is taken by Level 9 students in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs. This module aims to equip participants with the requisite advanced knowledge, understanding and skills to perform medical device related research using traditional and emerging research designs informed by a critical awareness of developments at the forefront of legislation and practice in the medical device industry.

Indicative Syllabus
A dissertation of circa 25 thousand words must be sucessfully completed for award of the M.Sc.

Outline of Stages in Process:

Agreement of project title/plan between supervisor and student.

Submission of project plan with Gant chart to supervisor.

Manage project (report, analysis and conclusions) combining independent study with support from supervisor.

Submission of dissertation (circa 25,000 words).

The bound dissertation is dual graded by the internal supervisor and another examiner.

Viva examination by internal /or external examiners.


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Articulate and elaborate an understanding of current thinking on the nature of medical device industry challenges and the value of related research in that context.

  2. Articulate and elaborate an awareness of the ethical dimensions and philosophical consideration relating to the device industry in a range of contexts.

  3. Manage a research project combining independent study, support sessions and supervision effectively.

  4. Write a coherent research proposal with an acceptable research question or hypothesis.

  5. Conduct a critically focused literature review.

  6. Analyse data according to accepted models of analysis, showing awareness of alternative models of analysis and theoretical frameworks.

  7. Sustain from the evidence obtained, a reasoned argument and draw consistent and coherent conclusions from the research evidence.

  8. Express the relevance and significance of the outcomes/ conclusions of the research project.

  9. Reflect self-critically on the outcomes/conclusions of the enquiry and on the research process itself.

  10. Write a dissertation which meets postgraduate standards of technical expertise investigating the subject area or testing the hypothesis outlined in the research proposal.

  11. Develop the skills to present and defend aspects of their research at seminars, conferences and vivas.


Assessment Strategies
Assessment Strategies:

A dissertation of circa 25 thousand words must be sucessfully completed for award of the M.Sc. Ongoing assessment throughout compilation of dissertation will be via assessment of project plan, project log, presentations, final report and viva.



The following statements describe generally the threshold level of competence for successful completion of the M.Sc dissertation and assessment shall be based on these criteria:

Knowledge base extends to a systematic understanding and critical awareness of topics which are informed by the forefront of the discipline.

Problems of an unfamiliar nature are tackled with appropriate methodology and taking into account the possible absence of complete data.

Experimental work is carried out independently and with some originality.

Substantial research project at the forefront of the discipline is completed effectively.

Generic skills are developed appropriately for professional practice.


Assessment Facilitites
none

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
REGU09003
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment A dissertation of circa 25 thousand words must be sucessfully completed for award of the M.Sc. Ongoing assessment throughout compilation of dissertation will be via assessment of project plan, project log, presentations, final report and viva. The marks will be allocated as follows; Supervisor continuous assessment (15%), final report (65%) and presentation plus viva (20%). 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 100 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self study 600 UNKNOWN 600.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 1 Weekly 1.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 1.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Supervisor may recommend relevant books/resources.
Other Resources
None
Url Resources
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