RESEARCH FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - 2019/0

Module code: NUR3171

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

WHITE Nicola (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: X210

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

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

  Completion of previous year modules.

Module content

Brief Indication of Content:

 Study Skills: project planning/management; undertaking a literature review; and writing a research proposal

Tools for appraising practice guidelines

Research ethics and the role of Ethics Committees

The role of NICE

The Data Protection Act.

Qualitative research design, methods, and analysis

Quantitative research design, methods, and analysis

Research policy and funding, and the ‘research architecture’ of the NHS

Relevance of patient and public involvement in research and a multi-professional approach to research

The value of ‘uncertainty’ in evidence for practice

Basic statistical terminology and tests

How research findings are disseminated

How to write for publication

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework DISSERTATION 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • The module enables students to critically appraise research.  Students will further develop the skills to appraise evidence for health, care, and well-being.  It will prepare students for a career where research and evidence based practice are seen as central to the scope, roles and responsibilities of their future profession.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Ref
1 Demonstrate a critical awareness of the key ethical issues in research and the role of the ethics committees, as well as the principles of good clinical practice within clinical research
2  Appraise where different types of research sit within  the hierarchy of evidence and the application of evidence to practice guidelines and policy
3 Critically appraise quantitative and qualitative research design, methods, and analysis, including basic statistics
4 Demonstrate understanding of research policy and funding and the research architecture of the NHS
5 Explain the importance of patient and public involvement in research
6  Evaluate the relevance of patient and public involvement in research
7 Utilise an appropriate search strategy to retrieve, review and critically appraise information and published literature within your field of practice and develop a research proposal
8 Demonstrate the ability to work independently and take responsibility for seeking guidance in relation to completion of a literature review and research proposal

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Personal Tutorial Hours: 8

Independent Study Hours: 252

Lecture Hours: 24

Seminar Hours: 8

Methods of Teaching / 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.

Reading list

Reading list for RESEARCH FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur3171

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Midwifery (Registered Midwife) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Children's Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

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.