Module title: Clinical Research in Practice

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

Module code: NMS09703
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, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gordon Hill
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
This module will be delivered using a online approach via Moodle, Elluminate Live and online classes. Online teaching will allow students to explore the module content 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. Online workshops activities allow students to demonstrate the learning required for them to achieve LO 3.

Moodle units offered to support students before, during and after the delivery of their online tutorials 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 Moodle 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 Moodle. The content of Moodle, 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 the student’s PDP by enhancing their 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 negotiiation and reflection.

Assessment (formative and summative)
There are two summative assessments:
Component 1: Multiple choice Questionnaire (30 questions) appraising th

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 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 165
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 20
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 5
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) 30 1 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Essay 70 1-4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:


Critical Reflection; Good Clinical Practice guidelines; Research Governance; Research and Development support; Ethical considerations in clinical research; Ethical and managerial approval; Data management; Informed consent; 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 adherence to national and international standards in clinical research practice
LO4: Evaluate the importance of working within a team in clinical research

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