Core Module Information
Module title: Exploring Evidence to Improve Practice

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

Module code: NMS11174
Module leader: Andrew Maine
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

In this module you will develop a set of skills required by all professionals when exploring a work related problem. The skills you will develop will include how to search and critically examine the literature. You will explore and develop understanding of a range of quantitative and qualitative investigation methods and data collection tools to explore and inform ways of solving workplace issues. You will also develop skills in report writing and presentation of findings and recommendations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically appraise relevant literature to determine a feasible topic for employment focussed project
LO2: Justify the selection of appropriate design and investigatory techniques for employment focussed project
LO3: Defend the selection and use of data collection techniques and methods of analysis
LO4: Produce a detailed proposal to conduct an employment focussed project
LO5: Critically evaluate the impact of the employment focussed project on practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Diane Willis
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 21
Online Guided independent study 45
Independent Learning Guided independent study 134
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 13 , WORDS= 2400
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS11174 Exploring Evidence to Improve Practice