Assessment is in three parts A research proposal:
The student is required to submit a research proposal of approximately 2,000 words. This will be assessed for appropriateness of content; proposed research question and design of the study together with ethical issues; professional conduct and implications of the results. The project:
This should demonstrate a detailed theoretical understanding and a critical appraisal of the relevant research literature It should include an appropriate research question or hypothesis, plus suitable experimental design, execution, data handling, data analyses and interpretation in a systematic and accurate manner. The project should usually be between 10,000 and 15,000 words in length. Included in that word limit are an abstract (maximum 300 words) and an executive summary (maximum 1500 words). Independence of thought and action within the research process and effectiveness of time keeping will all be assessed. An oral assessment (Viva voce)
Students will develop the ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries in the field of psychiatric practice research.
- Learn to communicate effectively to academics as well as students
- Learn good writing skills and the ability to complete an ethics proposal for submission to an ethics committee
- Develop the ability to study independently and employ good time management
Academic support and supervision will be provided by Celia Feetam
, the current programme leader for the psychiatric pharmacy programmes.
The programme is supported and accredited by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP)