RESEARCH FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (ACCELERATED) - 2021/2

Module code: NURM164

Module Overview

This module is builds on students’ previous studies of the research process and provides opportunities for students to analyse different research approaches as well as apply this knowledge to practice in an informed manner

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

WHITE Nicola (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: X210

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

Module Availability

Year long

Module content


  • Literature Searching

  • Critical Analysis

  • Quantitative methodologies, analysis and basic statistics

  • Qualitative methodologies and analysis

  • Research Ethics

  • Patient and Public Involvement in Research

  • Recommendations to change practice

  • Real Life Research Stories 



 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework DISSERTATION - 8000 WORDS 100

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

Students will complete a dissertation comprising of an extended literature review on a topic of interest within the student’s scope of practice and development of associated recommendations for practice development. The word count of the dissertation = 8000 words (pass mark 50%)

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

achievement of module learning outcomes

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

A 8000 word extended literature review on a topic of interest within the student’s scope of practice and development of associated recommendations for practice development

Formative assessment

Each students will be given a supervisor and eight hours of supervision during the module

Feedback

Time will be given within each taught session to allow for feedback; there will be drop in sessions within the module timetable and in addition to the set timetable. Written feedback will be given both for the formative and summative assessment

Module aims

  • The module enables students to critically appraise research. Students will further develop the skills to appraise evidence for health, care and wellbeing, therefore enabling them to become competent at employing research and evidence based practice

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Understand the process of conducting a focused literature review in order to deepen understanding of a particular area within your field of practice and identify gaps in knowledge KC
002 Enhance the skill of developing and applying an appropriate search strategy and eligibility criteria to identify, select, critically review and appraise literature within your field of practice K
003 Critically appraise strengths and limitations of qualitative and quantitative research design, methodology, methods and analysis, including basic statistics. C
004 Demonstrate a critical awareness of ethical issues in conducting research; relevant ethical and regulatory approvals; and ‘good clinical practice’ principles. KCT
005 Demonstrate an understanding of the need for a robust evidence base underpinning clinical guideline and, in turn, your ability to appraise the extent to which those guidelines may need to be developed C
006 Demonstrate how patient and public involvement is an essential part of reviewing and developing practice guidelines, including any research underpinning those guidelines. T
007 Develop recommendations for practice that lead on from your review of the evidence base and consider the health policy landscape. T

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

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: facilitate students’ independent learning and provide a range of approaches to learning to motivate students and meet individual needs.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Online key note lectures

Seminars

Face to face (via ZOOM/Microsoft teams) and virtual group discussions

Video clips/broadcasts

Specified reading

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 (ACCELERATED) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nurm164

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing) PGDip(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Children's Nursing) PGDip(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Mental Health) PGDip(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% 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 2021/2 academic year.