MSc/Pg Dip/Pg Cert Clinical Education

Year three


The third year of the programme consists of a 60 credit dissertation and the academic year runs from September to August.

You will be allocated a supervisor to support you in this work.  You can choose a topic related to your own clinical work, or contribute to ongoing programmes of research led by the programme team.  Literature based studies are also permissable.

You can choose to submit the dissertation as a 15,000 word document, or as a paper for publication with a supporting commentary.

Some examples of previous dissertation topics include:

  • Learning styles in medical education - a scoping review.
  • Exploring the motivation of adjunct nursing instructors: a theory of relational practice.
  • A qualitative study of the use and perceived value of workplace based tutorials during orthodontic therapy training.
  • What motivates medical students to choose rural placements?
  • Exploring the lived experiences of Relational Practice between supervisor and student during an online master's dissertation course.
  • Inter-professional education.  Hitting the "sweet spot", a quasi-experimental study of an inter-professional prescribing masterclass, featuring undergraduate medical students and non-medical graduate prescribing students.
  • The competencies desired of applicants to enter psychiatry specialty training.  A Delphi study.
  • Irish GP Trainers' experiences of the GP trainer-trainee one-to-one tutorial: a qualitative study.
  • Medical laboratory technology discovery training: an innovative approach.