Core Module Information
Module title: Researcher Skills Development

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: RIO11101
Module leader: Gráinne Barkess
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Health and Social Care

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

Description of module content:

This 60 credit module provides the opportunity for you to develop your knowledge base and its application as it concerns research, career development, and personal reflection and evaluation. The programme tailors the learning opportunities to meet your needs and maximises opportunities for active learning. The programme is structured within the 60 credit provision and will engage you in workshops (face-to-face and/or online) and online learning resources.

The Pg Cert in RSD is designed to provide an individualised approach allowing you as the student to tailor your Pg Cert to your development and career needs, whilst providing a foundation in research skills to support your research activities.

The module will draw on Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (RDF) which was established in 2008 and is used extensively across HE in the professional development of researchers. The RDF captures the knowledge, behaviours and attributes that the higher education sector, overall, has identified as significant for researchers. Therefore the core of the Vitae Framework has been determined and defined by the research profession and validated by stakeholders, such as employers and funders.

Within the 60 credit module we provide the following indicative themes for students to follow:
• Researcher Knowledge and Intellectual abilities (Domain A)
• Researcher Personal Effectiveness (Domain B)
• Research Governance and Organisation (Domain C)
• Researcher Engagement, Influence and Impact (Domain D)
• Researcher Career development plan

Learning Outcomes for module:

Within the framework of critically reflective / evaluative practice on completion of the programme participants after completing the 60 credit module you will have an understanding of:

LO1: Research theories and the practical application of a full range of research methods
LO2: Relevant and up-to-date approaches to the management of research, including delivery to required timelines
LO3: Framing research questions and methodology in the context of competitive proposals for research funding
LO4: Undertaking effective management of research projects and budgets, assessing risks and applying for ethical approval where required
LO5: Disseminating research through a wide range of media
LO6: Developing links with external partners to grow collaborations and develop opportunities to access funding

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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