Module Details

PA985-7-FY-CO: Dissertation (Adult)

Year: 2017/18
Department: Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
Essex credit: 45
ECTS credit: 22.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Staff
Supervisor:
Teaching Staff: Sue Kegerreis
Contact details: skeger@essex.ac.uk

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module provides the opportunity for students to research in depth a clinical issue of their choice. They will select an aspect of their clinical practice on placement and explore it using theoretical and clinical thinking, including reference to relevant research in the area of focus, depending on the nature of the topic.

Learning and Teaching Methods

You will be offered individual dissertation supervisions, usually one during the first and three during the second year. During the first year there will also be a workshop and consistent encouragement during tutorials to establish the focus for the dissertation and to begin exploring the topic of choice.

It is expected that supervisors will also support the student in maintaining the focus on the topic and in gathering relevant clinical material.

During the first term of the second year, you will submit a single-session commentary similar to the formative assignment from the second year (see page xx). The intention is for this to concentrate on the dynamics in a single session taken from the work which will connect to the clinical core of the dissertation topic. This single session commentary becomes part of a portfolio with the dissertation at the end of the course.

This module provides the opportunity for students to research in depth a clinical issue of their choice. They will select an aspect of their clinical practice on placement and explore it using theoretical and clinical thinking, including reference to relevant research in the area of focus, depending on the nature of the topic.
Reading will vary to be relevant to the topic chosen. Students are expected to use the course literature but also to go beyond the syllabus to find other resources.

Assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark (Dissertation)

Coursework

10,000 words

Further information

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Anne Worthington
    Institution: Middlesex University
    Academic Role: Senior Lecturer