HP4C9E Half Unit
Dissertation in Health Economics, Outcomes, and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr. Huseyin Naci and supervisors
This course is compulsory on the Executive MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences. This course is not available as an outside option.
The dissertation could be on any topic in the field of health economics, outcomes research, comparative effectiveness research, policy, and management. It should attempt to integrate approaches and knowledge learned across courses and present results to address a health/clinical policy, economic issue or a problem identified through the use of either primary or secondary data. It must demonstrate adequate knowledge of relevant theoretical and empirical literature in the field. In addition, careful analysis of the policy implications and formulation of policy recommendations is essential. The main body of the dissertation should, in principle, include the background to the research, method of investigation, results of the analysis, discussion and policy implications and recommendations.
5 hours of lectures in the ST.
In addition to the lectures, students will be given individual support by their allocated supervisor.
Dunleavy, P. (1986) Studying for a Degree in the Social Sciences, Macmillan. (See Chapter 5: Writing a Dissertation)
Denscombe, M. (2007) The Good Research Guide: for small-scale social research projects.
Maidenhead: Open University Press. H61 D41
Kotz, D. and Cals J.W.L. (2013) Effective writing and publishing scientific papers – part 1: how to get started. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Vol 66, no 4, p 397.
Grix, J. (2004) The Foundations of Research. Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan LB2369 G87
Rudestam, K. and Newton, R. (2001) Surviving Your Dissertation: a comprehensive guide to content and process. London: Sage. LB2369 R91
Dissertation (100%, 5000 words).
Department: Health Policy
Total students 2016/17: Unavailable
Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Commercial awareness
- Specialist skills