20 credits at level HE4
To examine the links between research, theory and practice in Health & Social Care and develop an understanding and appreciation of different forms of data collection.
Introduction to Research and the Research Process.
Locating Sources of Evidence.
Relationship between Research Theory and Practice.
Research Methodology and Methods of Enquiry relevant to Health & Social Care Practice.
Rituals, Evidence Based Practice and Current Developments.
Quantitative and Qualitative Research.
Reliability and Validity.
Application of Research Findings to Practice in the Health & Social Care domain.
Critical Appraisal of Research.
Links between Health & Social Care Policy and Practice.
Knowledge & Reflective Practice.
Teaching: Initially delivered via structured sessions from a lecturer through lectures and group work. This will be followed by student-centred independent research, supported by individual tutorials, distance learning and on-line learning materials.
1. Essay of 2,000 words that examines an area of evidence based practice directly relevant to the student's practice area. Students will use a range of text and on-line sources to investigate the chosen topic and critically analyse the evidence to demonstrate how the research informs current practice.
2. Oral Presentation of approximately 7 minutes. The student will consider how their new knowledge may be synthesised into current practice via presentation to their group.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to identify characteristics of Quantitative and Qualitative research methods.||Differentiate between different types of evidence used and their application to practice.|
|2.||Be able to analyse and evaluate evidence appropriate to your area of study.||Apply evidence to an issue from Health & Social Care practice.|
|3.||Be able to engage in critical reasoning||Demonstrate coherent thought through written work.|
|4.||Be able to review evidence in an objective way giving consideration to validity and reliability.||Construct a logical written argument that is consisitent with the evidence presented.|
|5.||Be able to explore a range of sources relevant to your practice area.||Demonstrate familiarity with a range of text and on-line sources evident in essay referencing and bibliography.|
|6.||Be able to appreciate the relationship between research, theory and practice.||Formulate conclusions with regard to evidence based practice.|
|7.||Be able to synthesise new knowledge into practice.||Recognise how new knowledge can be incorporated into practice.|
|8.||Be able to gather evidence from charts, graphs and tables, from text and on-line sources and present in written and oral forms.||Collect and interpret data via written and verbal processes.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2000 Word Essay||7 Minute Class Oral Presentation|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Bell, J. (1987) Doing Your Research Project, London, O.U. Press
Brooker, C. Nicol, M. (2000) The Practice of Nursing, London, Mosby
Dawes, M. et al (1999) Evidence Based Practice, London, Churchill Livingstone
Edwards, A. Talbot, R. (1999) The Hard Pressed Researcher, Harlow, Pearson Education Ltd.
Gomm, R. Davies, C. (2000) Using Evidence in Health & Social Care, London, Sage Publications
McGee, P. Notter, J. (1995) Research Appreciation: An Initial Guide for Nurses & Health Care Professionals, Salisbury, Mark Allen Publishing
McNeil, P. (1990) Research Methods, London, Routledge
Parahoo, K. (1997) Nursing Research Principles, Process & Issues, London, Macmillan Press Ltd.
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