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AP6051: Dissertation in Coaching

Credit Weighting: 30
No. of Students: Min 12, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: Other (Supervision; Self study using dedicated learning materials)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To enable students to undertake a detailed research project in coaching. To develop the student's critical writing and thinking skills.
Module Content: Demonstrate an ability to complete a minor thesis to the appropriate standard.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an ability to carry out independent research
  • Identify, assess and apply an appropriate methodology
  • Locate, analyse, synthesise a body of source material appropriate to the topic of his/her dissertation
  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate a range of literature incorporating the appropriate depth and breadth of materials
  • Write a minor thesis to the appropriate standard.
Assessment: Total Marks 600: Continuous Assessment 600 marks (Dissertation - 15,000-20,000 words, 600 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Minor Thesis.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: A supplemental examination will be afforded students if required.

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