Module title: Principles of Research and Evidence Based Practice (International/Singapore)

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

Module code: NMS09700
Module leader: Louise Hoyle
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Prerequisites

n/a

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Louise Hoyle
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will be delivered using a blended learning approach via VLE and face-to-face tutorials (LOs 1 to 5). Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer. The VLE units will be offered in sequential order to guide you through the module content in a paced manner (LOs 1 to 5). Asynchronous discussions with peers and the lecturer will support your learning and end of unit activities will be provided to promote active learning (LOs 1 to 5). The use of VLE in this module gives greater flexibility so you can choose to learn at a time which suits you. Face-to-face tutorials offer the opportunity for you to get together with fellow students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to build on the content of VLE (LOs 1 to 5). For the purposes of University Academic Regulations this module is defined as a 'theory' module.
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skill
This module contributes to your PDP by enhancing your knowledge and skills in appraising evidence and evaluating it's appropriateness for informing practice.


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:
Summative assessment is at two points throughout the module:
Part 1: 30 Multiple Choice Questions related to research process (on-line) (LO 1&2)
Part 2: Written assessment: Includes appraisal of three pieces of evidence for practice, presented in essay which demonstrates a critical understanding of the research process and factors which promote or hinder the implementation of evidence to practice . (LO 1-5)
There is also the opportunity for formative assessment on four occasions throughout the module, which will help you develop towards the summative assessments. These include a virtual scavenger hunt and ‘Know Napier’ on-line quiz (week 1), a practice multiple choice questionnaire (weeks 2-6) and submission of a draft written essay (week 11).


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 70
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 122
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 1,2 6 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Essay 80 1-5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Louise Hoyle
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will be delivered using a blended learning approach via VLE and face-to-face tutorials (LOs 1 to 5). Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer. The VLE units will be offered in sequential order to guide you through the module content in a paced manner (LOs 1 to 5). Asynchronous discussions with peers and the lecturer will support your learning and end of unit activities will be provided to promote active learning (LOs 1 to 5). The use of VLE in this module gives greater flexibility so you can choose to learn at a time which suits you. Face-to-face tutorials offer the opportunity for you to get together with fellow students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to build on the content of VLE (LOs 1 to 5). For the purposes of University Academic Regulations this module is defined as a 'theory' module.
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skill
This module contributes to your PDP by enhancing your knowledge and skills in appraising evidence and evaluating it's appropriateness for informing practice.

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:
Summative assessment is at two points throughout the module:
Part 1: 30 Multiple Choice Questions related to research process (on-line) (LO 1&2)
Part 2: Written assessment: Includes appraisal of three pieces of evidence for practice, presented in essay which demonstrates a critical understanding of the research process and factors which promote or hinder the implementation of evidence to practice . (LO 1-5)
There is also the opportunity for formative assessment on four occasions throughout the module, which will help you develop towards the summative assessments. These include a virtual scavenger hunt and ‘Know Napier’ on-line quiz (week 1), a practice multiple choice questionnaire (weeks 2-6) and submission of a draft written essay (week 11).


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 70
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 122
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 1, 2 6 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Essay 80 1-5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Louise Hoyle
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will be delivered using a blended learning approach via VLE and face-to-face tutorials (LOs 1 to 5). Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer. The VLE units will be offered in sequential order to guide you through the module content in a paced manner (LOs 1 to 5). Asynchronous discussions with peers and the lecturer will support your learning and end of unit activities will be provided to promote active learning (LOs 1 to 5). The use of VLE in this module gives greater flexibility so you can choose to learn at a time which suits you. Face-to-face tutorials offer the opportunity for you to get together with fellow students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to build on the content of VLE (LOs 1 to 5). For the purposes of University Academic Regulations this module is defined as a 'theory' module.
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skill
This module contributes to your PDP by enhancing your knowledge and skills in appraising evidence and evaluating it's appropriateness for informing practice.

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:
Summative assessment is at two points throughout the module:
Part 1: 30 Multiple Choice Questions related to research process (on-line) (LO 1&2)
Part 2: Written assessment: Includes appraisal of three pieces of evidence for practice, presented in essay which demonstrates a critical understanding of the research process and factors which promote or hinder the implementation of evidence to practice . (LO 1-5)
There is also the opportunity for formative assessment on four occasions throughout the module, which will help you develop towards the summative assessments. These include a virtual scavenger hunt and ‘Know Napier’ on-line quiz (week 1), a practice multiple choice questionnaire (weeks 2-6) and submission of a draft written essay (week 11).


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 70
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 122
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 1,2 6 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Essay 80 1-5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Searching and locating evidence
Evidence for practice - definitions, and types and levels of evidence
Overview of the research process, research approaches & methods of synthesising research (e.g. systematic reviews)
Evaluating different types of evidence and their contribution to informing practice
Agencies and strategies which influence the implementation of evidence in practice

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the research process
LO2: Appraise different types of evidence
LO3: Evaluate the appropriateness of evidence for implementation into practice
LO4: Determine the importance of organisational approaches to formulating evidence based practice
guidelines
LO5: Critically reflect on factors which promote or hinder the implementation of evidence to practice