(a) Demonstrate an advanced ability to initiate and prepare an
original research proposal.
(b) Demonstrate an advanced ability to prepare a literature
review based on the support of an original research
(c) Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the ethical issues
associated with an original research proposal and their
implications for the research and for the acceptability of the
research by an ethics review committee.
(d) Critically evaluate the coherence, relevance and
methodological merits of a given body of literature.
(e) Demonstrate a critical understanding of the theoretical,
practical and professional contexts and significance of the
(f) Prepare a literature review that identifies and discriminates
between concepts, issues, key findings and relevant
theories most pertinent to the research proposal which the