Topic: peer support for people with schizophrenia or other serious mental illness ( systematic reviews


  • ·  to give you the opportunity to experience the research process in a systematic, supervised way, from start to finish.
  • ·  to foster autonomous research skills
  • ·  to enable you to contribute to the knowledge base underpinning the nursing care of

mental health service users by completing a master’s dissertation project.

  • ·  to promote scholarly activity necessary to produce a substantial research report

approaching publishable standard and expanding / redefining current knowledge;

  • ·  to develop skills in planning, managing and critically reviewing the research process

Assessment Task

Your assessment task requires you to produce a detailed, analytical account of an independent project focused on improving care

One of three options is available:

  • ·  a systematic literature review on your chosen topic or
  • ·  a research proposal to investigate a question relevant to your field of nursing or
  • ·  a service development project to enhance the experience of service users