The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
15 January 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC B161MO Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment and Practice,
MSC B16EMO Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging

Module description

Dissertations offer the opportunity for in-depth study and analysis of a topic relevant to your Masters degree programme. They may take one of three general forms:
1. The collection and analysis of new data through primary research using quantitative and/or qualitative methods, or as part of a service evaluation or audit
2. New analysis of existing quantitative or qualitative data, i.e. secondary data analysis
3. An extended literature review, synthesis and in-depth analysis of a relevant policy or practice issue i.e. a library-based study

The topic of your dissertation must relate to the subject of your degree programme. The appropriate content and weighting of each component of your dissertation will vary depending on the type of dissertation you choose.

Module aims

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the research process and an ability to plan, implement and analyse a project relevant to their area of study.

Module learning outcomes

It is expected that the student will meet the following outcomes:
1. Demonstrate a good understanding of the area of study.
2. Be able to conduct a literature search.
3. Be able to conduct a thematic analysis of material accessed following the literature search.
4. Show awareness of ethical considerations.
5. Produce an appropriate methodology for the study undertaken (if appropriate).
6. Be able to analyse data generated by the study (if appropriate).
7. Draw conclusions and make recommendations for practice.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Dissertation workshops are held throughout the academic year which will help students to select a topic for their dissertation and provide guidance on writing up their research. All students are allocated a dissertation supervisor appropriate for their topic and/or selected methods.


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Formative submission - OCTOBER 2019 REGISTRATION    0% 
Coursework   Dissertation - OCTOBER 2019 REGISTRATION    100% 

Overall assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark


100 per cent Coursework Mark

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Jo Jackson, email:
Professor Jo Jackson
SRES School Office SRES School Office (



External examiner

Mrs Lorelei Maria Waring
University of Cumbria
Senior Lecturer and Musculioskeletal Ultrasonographer
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


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