Module code: NUR2138

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

BRIGHTON David (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 150

Lecture Hours: 4

Seminar Hours: 3

Tutorial Hours: 2

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


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

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ASSIGNMENT 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • The aim of the module is to equip the student with the ability to critically appraise research and evidence that exists to support practice and academic activity.

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

Methods of Teaching / Learning


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

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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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 2019/0 academic year.