The Dissertation is your opportunity to explore issues of professional and personal interest in depth by applying your skills as a researcher. You may choose to develop further one or more topics investigated earlier in your studies.

Study pattern

Study is through a blend of learning opportunities and experiences designed to ensure that you are fully supported. There is opportunity to share ideas from different professional perspectives, and take part in participants’ network. The course is driven through a group learning ethos that is built into the online learning community. Online course materials include access to e-books, a resource bank and online discussions between students and tutors. There will be readily available tutorial support: online, telephone and via webcam. The  study blocks provide a springboard for knowledge and discussion. Each module will contain lectures, group work, discussion, case study development, and opportunity for student support. The online part of the course will provide the opportunity for the student to expand their skills and knowledge, and extend their reading in the field and formulate ideas and critically reflect on current practices at a local, national and international level.

Every student will be allocated a personal tutor

After each teaching week there is an expectation that the student will engage online with other students and the tutors. Tasks and discussions etc. will be set by tutors to maximise interaction and learning.
Assessment is through both formative and summative assessment i.e. participation within the course and through written assignments.
Every tutor is an expert practitioner who will also provide guidance on studying.

Where next?

You could go on to undertake a Doctorate (PhD) in an area of specialist interest at Newport, or further develop your clinical specialism.  The team will be happy to discuss your options with you.