Extended Essay - TZ865

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
(version 2)
Spring and Summer
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7 15 (7.5) DR P Triantafyllopoulou


Compulsory module. Students on all the programmes in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities take this module. It is integrated closely with TZ861, TZ862 and TZ863 from which students have to the material from these three modules. Students take this module alongside Research methods (TZ830). Students on the Diploma and MA in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities also take TZ994 and students on the Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities also take TZ864.





All students will write one 6000 word essay on a topic which requires them to draw on material from the service issues, social psychology and behavioural analysis and intervention modules. This will be done over the course of the year for full time students and in the second year for part time students and will be submitted during the third term of the final year.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

None. Expected hours of study including autonomous study: 150 hours



Method of assessment

100% Coursework: This module will involve the production of an essay outline, on which the student will receive feedback from their tutor, followed by a 6000 word essay.

Indicative reading

Reading will be recommended through the guided study materials and seminars and many core references will be provided electronically. However, this module will require students to search for and discover further reading on their chosen topic.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

• Conduct a literature review on a topic chosen from a list provided
• Produce an outline of this review that indicates the main structure and content to be included
• Produce an integrated and well-structured written account of relevant policy, academic literature and other sources, in a way that answers the question posed

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