Module title: Clinical Research - Practice (MDIS Singapore)

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

Module code: NMS11768
Module leader: Janyne Afseth
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Health and Social Care
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janyne Afseth
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered using a blended learning approach via Moodle, Webex 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. Online 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 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 Moodle gives greater flexibility so students can choose to learn at a time which suits their work pattern. Face-to-face classes and Webex 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.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is strongly encouraged during the module, which will help the students to develop towards the summative assessments. There is also the opportunity for formative assessment utilising on-line activities via Moodle and through submission of draft material.

In week 2 they will undertake a practice performance that involves a meeting to explain clinical research practices to a specific team member in a clinical research team. In week 5 they will be able to submit a 500 word reflective patchwork text in reflective template – feedback will be given in a group online (Webex) feedback session in week 6

In week 11 an outline essay with a focus on key issues 500-700 word can be submitted focused on their summative assessment 2.


Summative Assessment:
There are two summative assessments:
Component 1: Their practical OSCE in week 2 will form the basis for a reflective learning log (1,500 words) appraising their performance and understanding of the principles involved (week 8) (LO 1&2)

Component 2: Essay critically applying theory to clinical research practice (2,000 words). (LO 1-4) (week 14)


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 15
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Online Lecture 5
Online 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
Reflective Log 40 1 & 4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 60 2 & 3 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janyne Afseth
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered using a blended learning approach via Moodle, Webex 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. Online 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 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 Moodle gives greater flexibility so students can choose to learn at a time which suits their work pattern. Face-to-face classes and Webex 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.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is strongly encouraged during the module, which will help the students to develop towards the summative assessments. There is also the opportunity for formative assessment utilising on-line activities via Moodle and through submission of draft material.

In week 2 they will undertake a practice performance that involves a meeting to explain clinical research practices to a specific team member in a clinical research team. In week 5 they will be able to submit a 500 word reflective patchwork text in reflective template – feedback will be given in a group online (Webex) feedback session in week 6

In week 11 an outline essay with a focus on key issues 500-700 word can be submitted focused on their summative assessment 2.


Summative Assessment:
There are two summative assessments:
Component 1: Their practical OSCE in week 2 will form the basis for a reflective learning log (1,500 words) appraising their performance and understanding of the principles involved (week 8) (LO 1&2)

Component 2: Essay critically applying theory to clinical research practice (2,000 words). (LO 1-4) (week 14)


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 15
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Online Lecture 5
Online 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
Reflective Log 40 1 & 4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 60 2&3 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Ethical theories and principles relevant to clinical research practice; Critical Reflection; Monitoring and audit of Clinical Trials; Sponsor and site specific trial responsibilities; Standard Operating Procedures; Ethical and managerial approval; Data management; Informed consent; Drug accountability and Communications skills; Study monitoring; roles and responsibilities; Pharmacovigilance; 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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically reflect and engage with the theoretical aspects of the professional roles in clinical research and recognise its practical application
LO2: Engage in critical dialogue with evidence regarding the major elements of the practical management of clinical research
LO3: Exercise appropriate judgement whilst applying the theoretical aspects of clinical research to practice
LO4: Critically evaluate the importance of working within a team in clinical research

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