Module title: Clinical Research - Theory

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS09132
Module leader: Gordon Hill
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing in Acute interventions
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2017/8, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gordon Hill
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered using an on-line learning approach via VLE Vista and Elluminate sessions. Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer (LOs 1 and 2). The VLE units will be offered sequentially to support students through the module content in a paced manner (LO1). Asynchronous discussions with peers and the lecturer will support the students learning and end of unit activities will be provided to promote active learning (LOs 1 and 3). The use of VLE Vista in this module gives greater flexibility to allow choice to learn at a time which suits students work pattern. Elluminate sessions offer the opportunity to communicate with fellow students to learn through interactive sessions which aim to build on the content of VLE Vista (LOs 2 and 4). The content of VLE Vista and the Elluminate tutorials contributes towards meeting LOs 1-4.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module contributes to the your PDP by enhancing your knowledge and skills in critically applying the evidence that underpins your role and applying this to other aspects of clinical research. Completion of this module will enhance the students ability to undertake the their role and assist in their professional development

Assessment (formative and summative)
Summative assessment:
1 hour online multiple choice questionnaire (LO 1)
3,000 word Essay to demonstrate learning (LOs 1-4)

Formative assessment is encouraged during the module, which will help the students to develop towards the summative assessments.There is also the opportunity for formative assessment utilising on-line activities via VLE and through submission of draft material.

Research/ teaching linkages
This module focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of clinical research by utilising examples of research principles and theoretical models to illustrate how this is achieved.

Supporting equality and diversity
The on-line approa

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Independent Learning Tutorial 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 80 1-4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Other 20 1 6 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gordon Hill
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered using an on-line learning approach via VLE Vista and Elluminate sessions. Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer (LOs 1 and 2). The VLE units will be offered sequentially to support students through the module content in a paced manner (LO1). Asynchronous discussions with peers and the lecturer will support the students learning and end of unit activities will be provided to promote active learning (LOs 1 and 3). The use of VLE Vista in this module gives greater flexibility to allow choice to learn at a time which suits students work pattern. Elluminate sessions offer the opportunity to communicate with fellow students to learn through interactive sessions which aim to build on the content of VLE Vista (LOs 2 and 4). The content of VLE Vista and the Elluminate tutorials contributes towards meeting LOs 1-4.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module contributes to the your PDP by enhancing your knowledge and skills in critically applying the evidence that underpins your role and applying this to other aspects of clinical research. Completion of this module will enhance the students ability to undertake the their role and assist in their professional development

Research/ teaching linkages
This module focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of clinical research by utilising examples of research principles and theoretical models to illustrate how this is achieved.

Supporting equality and diversity
The on-line approa

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is encouraged during the module, which will help the students to develop towards the summative assessments.There is also the opportunity for formative assessment utilising on-line activities via VLE and through submission of draft material.


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment:
1 hour online multiple choice questionnaire (LO 1)
3,000 word Essay to demonstrate learning (LOs 1-4)


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Independent Learning Tutorial 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 80 1-4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Other 20 1 6 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Exploration of research paradigms and research design; phases of clinical trials; statistics in Clinical Research; theories and principles of Ethics; investigation of Ethics in Research; exploration of key characteristics of quantitative research; critical appraisal of evidence

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify and evaluate the major assumptions underlying a key research paradigm and research approach
LO2: Critically reflect upon the differences between research strategies and research design associated with clinical research
LO3: Provide a rationale for the ethical dimensions of research
LO4: Evaluate the evidence from a body of literature and draw conclusions about the importance of the theoretical underpinnings of the professional roles in clinical research

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