All Faculties are involved in the writing of Dissertation for Fellowship and MD Programmes. This involves the FORMATIVE STAGE which requires developing A RESEARCH PROPOSAL and THE FINAL DISSERTATION. Guidelines are needed for uniformity in the presentations of Research Proposals and Dissertation.
The objective of the Dissertation in the Fellowship Programme or Thesis in the MD programme is, among others, to give the candidate a chance to study a subject of his choice in reasonable depth. It is essential that the candidate contributes to body of knowledge in subject area of study and where possible break new ground. The research performed should either answer a research question(s) or support a hypothesis(es) and must be both original with substantial contributions to the existing body of knowledge, highlighting original contributions.
In the process of developing a dissertation, the resident is introduced to the process of carrying out a research project and / or making observations and documenting same in clear well written scientific language (understandable English); made to contribute to solving a health problem.