PHPS40130 MScOCCMed_Thesis

Academic Year 2023/2024

This is a 30-credit thesis. It is the core requirement of the MSc in Occupational Medicine (Upgrade). The thesis requires original research to be undertaken.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the thesis students will:1. Demonstrate ability to critically evaluate the medical and occupational literature2. Demonstrate understanding of study protocol development, basic data analysis, referencing systems.3. Demonstrate ablity to present key research findings in oral and written formats.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a student self-directed module, under supervision by the Module Coordinator.
In this module the student will be advised in relation to literature searching, critical writing, questionnaire development (if indicated), display of results in appropriate tables and figures, referencing. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: protocol submission, presentation of literature review and study outline Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Project: Thesis submission
Oral presentation on thesis with questions
Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat (CFP) Within Three Semesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given on (1) thesis proposal submitted, (2) literature review draft (3) draft methods and results (4) draft penultimate thesis

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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