Module code: NUR2138

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

BRIGHTON DA Mr (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits


ECTS Credits



FHEQ Level 5

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 150

Lecture Hours: 4

Seminar Hours: 3

Tutorial Hours: 2

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ASSIGNMENT 100

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Use a systematic search strategy to find information.
2 Identify and compare different types of evidence such as audit, practice development and research.
3 Use a critical appraisal tool to critique research.
4 Develop critical reflection in relation to practice.
5 Compare and contrast valid and reliable assessment tools and apply to the clinical setting.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content


Research process and how evidence is categorised

CASP assessment tools

Reliability and validity of assessment tools

Barriers to research

Limitations of different approaches to research

Evidence/research in clinical practice e.g. Waterlow Risk Assessment

Critical appraisal skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning


It is intended that this module be delivered through e learning.

Assessment Strategy

Reading list

Reading list for THE ENQUIRING MIND :

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.