Module title: Clinical Research - Theory

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS11158
Module leader: Janyne Afseth
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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janyne Afseth
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will be delivered using an on-line learning approach via Moodle and Elluminate sessions. Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer (LOs 1 and 2). This will allow for discussion of points identified in the students autonomous learning (LO4). The Moodle 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 Moodle 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 Moodle (LOs 2 and 4). The content of Moodle and the Elluminate tutorials contributes towards meeting LOs 1-4.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
This module contributes to the students PDP by enhancing knowledge and skills in critically applying the evidence that underpins their 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 illust

Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
Summative assessments:
1,500 Critical analysis of Ethical principles and theories that relate to this topic (LO 3)
3,500 word Essay (to demonstrate learning 1, 2 and 4). This essay will allow the students to critically explore how the theoretical aspects of clinical research impact on the conduct of research and also their role.


Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
Summative assessments:
1,500 Critical analysis of Ethical principles and theories that relate to this topic (LO 3)
3,500 word Essay (to demonstrate learning 1, 2 and 4). This essay will allow the students to critically explore how the theoretical aspects of clinical research impact on the conduct of research and also their role.


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 Groupwork (Independent Study) 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 70 1, 2 & 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janyne Afseth
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will be delivered using an on-line learning approach via Moodle and Elluminate sessions. Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer (LOs 1 and 2). This will allow for discussion of points identified in the students autonomous learning (LO4). The Moodle 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 Moodle 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 Moodle (LOs 2 and 4). The content of Moodle and the Elluminate tutorials contributes towards meeting LOs 1-4.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
This module contributes to the students PDP by enhancing knowledge and skills in critically applying the evidence that underpins their 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 illust

Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
Summative assessments:
1,500 Critical analysis of Ethical principles and theories that relate to this topic (LO 3)
3,500 word Essay (to demonstrate learning 1, 2 and 4). This essay will allow the students to critically explore how the theoretical aspects of clinical research impact on the conduct of research and also their role.



Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
Summative assessments:
1,500 Critical analysis of Ethical principles and theories that relate to this topic (LO 3)
3,500 word Essay (to demonstrate learning 1, 2 and 4). This essay will allow the students to critically explore how the theoretical aspects of clinical research impact on the conduct of research and also their role.


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 Groupwork (Independent Study) 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 70 1, 2 & 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, 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: Janyne Afseth
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will be delivered using an on-line learning approach via Moodle and Elluminate sessions. Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of small groups facilitated by a lecturer (LOs 1 and 2). This will allow for discussion of points identified in the students autonomous learning (LO4). The Moodle 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 Moodle 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 Moodle (LOs 2 and 4). The content of Moodle and the Elluminate tutorials contributes towards meeting LOs 1-4.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
This module contributes to the students PDP by enhancing knowledge and skills in critically applying the evidence that underpins their 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 illust

Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
Summative assessments:
1,500 Critical analysis of Ethical principles and theories that relate to this topic (LO 3)
3,500 word Essay (to demonstrate learning 1, 2 and 4). This essay will allow the students to critically explore how the theoretical aspects of clinical research impact on the conduct of research and also their role.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
Summative assessments:
1,500 Critical analysis of Ethical principles and theories that relate to this topic (LO 3)
3,500 word Essay (to demonstrate learning 1, 2 and 4). This essay will allow the students to critically explore how the theoretical aspects of clinical research impact on the conduct of research and also their role.

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 Groupwork (Independent Study) 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 70 1, 2 & 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Identify and challenge the major assumptions/limitations underlying a key research paradigm and research approach
LO2: Critically appraise the research design and research strategies employed within clinical research
LO3: Critique the theory underpinning the ethical dimensions of clinical research
LO4: Synthesise the evidence from a body of literature and draw coherent conclusions about the importance of the theoretical underpinnings of the professional roles in clinical research.

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