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PU5919: EVALUATING POLICY EFFECTS IN PRACTICE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

The case study provides students with the opportunity to select, design, conduct and report on a detailed systematic investigation of a topic within an applied health field. The aim is to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a particular topic, including the academic background, relevant policy and the roles played by various actors and agencies. The case study is conducted in an academically robust and ethically sensitive manner.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Heather Morgan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students gain a unique practical experience of ‘real-world’ practical relevance to their field of interest. Students will identify an appropriate topic for in-depth exploration alongside the guidance of the course coordinator and programme coordinator.  Within the case study it is expected that the student will spend approximately 2 weeks observing the case or phenomenon of interest this can be within a workplace, a charity or a health setting. They will then spend a further 2 weeks reviewing the current literature and scientific community and finally 2 weeks looking at policies and government guidance.  From these 6 weeks of data collecting students will then produce a case portfolio describing the phenomenon of interest and linking policy, research and practice

The aim is to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a particular topic, including the academic background, relevant policy and the roles played by various actors and agencies.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Critically evaluate and describe a defined health topic within the broader context of public, civic, voluntary, development sector organisations and government agencies;
  2. Work independently in the collection of relevant evidence, synthesis and analysis to evaluate and appraise how research and or policies are implemented into practice within the defined health topic
  3. To create action plans to achieve personal goals and objectives through recognition of own strengths and areas for further development.

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

CPD appraisal

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 46 Feedback Weeks 51

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Feedback

Marking will be based on a rubric with annotation to provide feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks 49 Feedback Weeks 51

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Feedback

Oral will include a 10 minute student presentation followed by questions

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Reflective journal

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48 Feedback Weeks 39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided within 7 days of each submission

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualEvaluateWork independently in the collection of relevant evidence, synthesis and analysis to evaluate and appraise how research and or policies are implemented into practice within the defined health topic.
ProceduralAnalyseCritically evaluate and describe a defined health topic within the broader context of public, civic, voluntary, development sector organisations and government agencies.
ReflectionCreateTo create action plans to achieve personal goals and objectives through recognition of own strengths and areas for further development.

Resit Assessments

Oral

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 8 Feedback Weeks 8

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualEvaluateWork independently in the collection of relevant evidence, synthesis and analysis to evaluate and appraise how research and or policies are implemented into practice within the defined health topic.
ProceduralAnalyseCritically evaluate and describe a defined health topic within the broader context of public, civic, voluntary, development sector organisations and government agencies.
ReflectionCreateTo create action plans to achieve personal goals and objectives through recognition of own strengths and areas for further development.

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