SHDM16006U  Master's Thesis

Volume 2017/2018
Education

Master of Headache Disorders

Content

The master’s thesis is a research report written  at the end of the Master's degree in Headache Disorders.

The master's thesis must demonstrate the student's ability to formulate, analyze and process issues within a relevant, limited scientific subject in a qualified way.

It must be scientifically structured and be founded in theory and literature within Headache Disorders field. It must satisfy academic standards for publications and must be written in English.

The student will be assigned a supervisor from the Danish Headache Centre. Before starting the thesis project, the student and the supervisor will sign and submit a signed thesis contract.

The required length of a Masters thesis is max. 30-35 pages (1 page = approximately 2400 characters including spaces, font size 12 pt. line space 1.5) excluding the cover page, abstract, table of contents, acknowledgements, list of figures, references and annexes. In addition, the thesis must be furnished with an Abstract that summarizes the research question, the methods used, important findings a discussion if relevant and a conclusion.

Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, the participants should be able to:

Knowledge:

  • gain insight into the scientific process, literature searches and writing an overview of a selected subject.
  • acquire knowledge about scientific communication and presentation technique as well as learn to take responsibility for own development/learning.
  • acquire knowledge at the highest scientific level within a specially selected area of headache disorders.

 

Skills:

  • make a thorough and broad summation of a specific topic in the area of headache disorders and facial pain based on a scientific approach.
  • independently assess and critically evaluate and communicate a selected topic and data material.

 

Competencies:

  • select and analyse a scientific area and to communicate their work at an international level with a view to contributing to future research.     

The suggested literature from Module 1-5 in addition to a detailed topic related literature search based on the selected research area within Headache Disorders and Facial Pain.

As a pre-requisite to Master's Thesis Module, students should have completed and passed all examinations in Modules 1-5.
Independently writing a master thesis under the supervision of an academic supervisor from Danish Headache Center or at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
Oral
Individual
Credit
20 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 1 hour
Written examination with oral defence
The Exam includes an overall evaluation and assessment of the written thesis, the oral presentation and the subsequent discussion.
Assessment will also be based on the student’s spelling and writing skills as well as the scientific content of the thesis. The scientific content will carry most weight.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Exam period

See Exam Plan

Re-exam

A reexamination will be possible if the student fail the first

examination.

 

Criteria for exam assesment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student must be able to :

Knowledge:

  • gain detailed insight into the scientific process, literature searches and writing an overview of a selected subject.
  • acquire detailed knowledge about scientific communication and presentation technique as well as learn to take responsibility for own development/learning.
  • acquire knowledge at the highest scientific level within a specially selected area of headache disorders.

 

Skills:

  • make a thorough and broad summation of a specific topic in the area of headache disorders and facial pain based on a scientific approach.
  • independently assess and critically evaluate and communicate a selected topic and data material.

 

Competencies:

  • select and analyse a scientific area and to communicate their work at an international level with a view to contributing to future research.     
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 450
  • Guidance
  • 25
  • Seminar
  • 14
  • Exam Preparation
  • 10
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Total
  • 500