Module title: Clinical Research - Practice

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

Module code: NMS09134
Module leader: Gordon Hill
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Prerequisites

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

2017/8, Trimester 3, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
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 a blended learning approach via VLE, Elluminate Live and face-to-face classes. Face to Face teaching will allow students to explore the module contact required within LO 1 & 2. Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer to assure the students the experience to meet LO 2 and 4. Workshops activities allow students to demonstrate the learning required for them to achieve LO 3.

VLE units offered to support students before, during and after the delivery of their face to face learning will provide students with additional material. Asynchronous discussions with peers and the lecturer will support and facilitate learning whilst the end of unit activities will promote active engagement in learning and will ensure that students continue to achieve LO 3 throughout the module. The use of VLE gives greater flexibility so students can choose to learn at a time which suits their work pattern. Face-to-face classes and Elluminate sessions offer the opportunity to get together with fellow students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to build on the content of VLE. The content of VLE, the face-to-face tutorials and submission of a final assignment contribute towards meeting LOs 1-4.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module contributes to the your PDP by enhancing students knowledge and skills in critically applying the evidence that underpins the clinical research roles and evaluating its appropriateness for implementation in practice. During the module, students will enhance a range of skills including their IT skills; communication (both face to face and online); team working and negotiaition and reflection.

Assessment (formative and summative)
There are two summative assessments:
Component 1: Portfolio consisting of OSCE interview (20 minutes). This will be followed up with a reflective assessment (1,500 words) a

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)
Face To Face Lecture 25
Independent Learning Guided independent study 125
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 2
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Total Study Hours157
Expected Total Study Hours for Module157


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 40 1,2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 60 1-4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100
2017/8, Trimester 3, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gordon Hill
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered using a blended learning approach via VLE, Elluminate Live and face-to-face classes. Face to Face teaching will allow students to explore the module contact required within LO 1 & 2. Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer to assure the students the experience to meet LO 2 and 4. Workshops activities allow students to demonstrate the learning required for them to achieve LO 3.

VLE units offered to support students before, during and after the delivery of their face to face learning will provide students with additional material. Asynchronous discussions with peers and the lecturer will support and facilitate learning whilst the end of unit activities will promote active engagement in learning and will ensure that students continue to achieve LO 3 throughout the module. The use of VLE gives greater flexibility so students can choose to learn at a time which suits their work pattern. Face-to-face classes and Elluminate sessions offer the opportunity to get together with fellow students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to build on the content of VLE. The content of VLE, the face-to-face tutorials and submission of a final assignment contribute towards meeting LOs 1-4.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module contributes to the your PDP by enhancing students knowledge and skills in critically applying the evidence that underpins the clinical research roles and evaluating its appropriateness for implementation in practice. During the module, students will enhance a range of skills including their IT skills; communication (both face to face and online); team working and negotiaition and reflection.

Assessment (formative and summative)
There are two summative assessments:
Component 1: Portfolio consisting of OSCE interview (20 minutes). This will be followed up with a reflective assessment (1,500 words) a

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)
Face To Face Lecture 25
Independent Learning Guided independent study 125
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 2
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Total Study Hours157
Expected Total Study Hours for Module157


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 40 1,2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 60 1-4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
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 a blended learning approach via VLE, Elluminate Live and face-to-face classes. Face to Face teaching will allow students to explore the module contact required within LO 1 & 2. Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer to assure the students the experience to meet LO 2 and 4. Workshops activities allow students to demonstrate the learning required for them to achieve LO 3.

VLE units offered to support students before, during and after the delivery of their face to face learning will provide students with additional material. Asynchronous discussions with peers and the lecturer will support and facilitate learning whilst the end of unit activities will promote active engagement in learning and will ensure that students continue to achieve LO 3 throughout the module. The use of VLE gives greater flexibility so students can choose to learn at a time which suits their work pattern. Face-to-face classes and Elluminate sessions offer the opportunity to get together with fellow students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to build on the content of VLE. The content of VLE, the face-to-face tutorials and submission of a final assignment contribute towards meeting LOs 1-4.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module contributes to the your PDP by enhancing students knowledge and skills in critically applying the evidence that underpins the clinical research roles and evaluating its appropriateness for implementation in practice. During the module, students will enhance a range of skills including their IT skills; communication (both face to face and online); team working and negotiaition and reflection.



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is encouraged during the module, which will help the students to develop towards the summative assessments.




Summative Assessment:
There are two summative assessments:
Component 1: Portfolio consisting of OSCE interview (20 minutes). This will be followed up with a reflective assessment (1,500 words) appraising their performance and understanding of the principles involved (week 8) (LO 1&2)
Component 2: Essay critically applying theory to practice (2,000 words). (LO 1-4) (week 15)


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 25
Independent Learning Guided independent study 125
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 2
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Total Study Hours157
Expected Total Study Hours for Module157


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 40 1,2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 60 1-4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Critical Reflection; Monitoring and audit of Clinical Trials; Local trial responsibilities; Standard Operating Procedures; Ethical and managerial approval; Data management; Informed consent; Drug accountability and Communications skills; Exploration of issues related to professional roles in clinical research.

The online element of the delivery includes searching, locating and reviewing the literature, the reflective cycle, ethical dilemmas and informed consent.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the relationship between the theoretical aspects of the professional roles in clinical research and recognise its practical application
LO2: Utilise a problem solving approach with peers and healthcare professionals regarding the major elements of the practical management of clinical research
LO3: Evaluate the theoretical aspects of clinical research and relate these to evidence of rigour in practice
LO4: Evaluate the importance of working within a team in clinical research

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - HACKSHAW A. K. (2009) A CONCISE GUIDE TO CLINICAL TRIALS: WILEY BLACKWELL Vol. 1, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781405167741
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