Health and Social Research Methods for the Evidence Based Practitioner

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Post Registration

  • Duration:

    Part Time: 6 weeks teaching (assignment submission 4 weeks after last teaching session)

  • Starting:

    October, February

  • Fees UK:

    £890 per 20 credit module

  • Location:

    Waterside, Online

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Overview


Health and Social Research Methods for the Evidence Based Practitioner will enable students to develop their understanding of research and its application to practice. The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course will include teaching on quantitative and qualitative research methods, the process of conducting a research project and using structured tools to critically evaluate research. It will equip students with the tools to enable them to judge/evaluate research findings and incorporate them effectively into their practice. Furthermore, the course will provide an overview of the role of research governance with relation to practice based research.

Updated 05/01/2023

Highlights


By the end of the module, with limited guidance, students will be able to:

  • Utilise appropriate search strategies and a range of databases and data sources to access literature;
  • Understand common research methods;
  • Explore how common research methodologies are used to construct and develop knowledge in practice settings;
  • Understand the role of research governance in relation to practice based research;
  • Critically evaluate research to inform the development of evidence-based practice.
  • Supports development to MSc level study.

Course Content


  • This module has six days of teaching and guided study. University engagement is a combination of face to face teaching at Waterside Campus, online classroom teaching and guided self-study.

    Spring 2023 Cohort Dates:

    • 9 February 2023
    • 16 February 2023
    • 23 February 2023
    • 2 March 2023
    • 9 March 2023
    • 16 March 2023

    Assessment Submission: 13 April 2023

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.

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        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to prepare practitioners for working within the community to develop and enhance their public health knowledge and skills. It will equip practitioners to undertake a health needs assessment, and design an intervention to build community capacity and empower a target population to improve their health and wellbeing, following a settings based approach.
      • Module code: NUR3023P
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to prepare students enrolled onto the SCPHN/SPQ programmes, on successful completion of the course, to legally prescribe from the Community Practitioner Formulary (V100). This module follows an approved education programme in line with the NMC Standards for Prescribing Programmes (NMC 2018).
      • Module code: NUR3031
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to advance the students interpersonal communication skills and knowledge of evidence based psychological therapeutic approaches. Advancing skills and knowledge in this area will enable students to better promote their patients wellbeing and mental health.
      • Module code: NUR3032P
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a level of skill and understanding commensurate with SCPHN Practice (School Nurse (SN) / Health Visitor (HV)). The first of two Principal modules, using an active blended learning approach, students will demonstrate developing proficiency in SCPHN practice (NMC 2004) through evidence based, innovative, reflective and pro-active approaches to meeting community and universal health needs for Children, Young People and Families within a progressive framework.
      • Module code: NUR3033P
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this second principal module is to enable students to develop innovative, reflective and pro-active approaches to meeting targeted and complex health needs for children, young people and families, within a progressive framework. Whilst this module forms the foundation of knowledge and skills acquisition through an active blended learning approach, knowledge and skills gained in other modules can be used to further inform the context of evidence presented to promote robust achievement of SCPHN School Nurse (SN) / Health Visitor (HV) professional proficiency (NMC, 2004).
      • Module code: NUR3064
        Status: Compulsory
        The indicative content explores leadership theories, motivation, creativity and innovation in self, others and their organisations in relation to group and team dynamics, considering how to overcome barriers to promote a positive culture and influence effective change in public health practice.
      • Module code: NUR3066
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to equip students with the tools to enable them to judge research findings and incorporate them judiciously into their practice.
  • Be able to provide evidence of registration with a professional body or of an appropriate professional qualification.

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be asked to provide evidence of an IELTS certificate (or equivalent) with a score of at least 6.0 in each area is required.

     

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Module costs: £890 per 20 credit module

    2022/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Module costs: £850 per 20 credit module

    Please contact Karen Edwards for further information about fees for this module.

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