Global Health Research Project
Module Coordinator: Dr Fiona Larkan
ECTS Value: 30
Upon completion of the taught component of the programme, students will undertake and complete an independent research project leading to the writing and submission of a dissertation. The aim of the dissertation is to develop independent analytical thought on a chosen topic, through a research project involving a critical investigation of a phenomenon relevant to global health. The dissertation may be written following research and/or field placement with government departments, international agencies and civil society organisations in Ireland or elsewhere. The research proposal will be developed over the first two terms of the programme through related seminars and in consultation with the assigned research supervisor. Prior to commencement of the research project, students must obtain ethical approval from the relevant bodies.
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Independently plan and conduct a global health-related research project in a domestic or international setting utilising appropriate methodological skills and in an ethically responsible manner
- Effectively handle obstacles encountered during the research process and mitigate accordingly
- Keep a personal e-journal to log your research experiences during the project to share with your supervisor and other students
- Disseminate research findings in a conference setting (poster and oral presentation) and prepare manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal
Methods of Teaching and Student Learning
The research project will be developed over the first two terms of the programme through related seminars and in consultation with the assigned research supervisor.