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HLTH6114 Clinical Research in Practice

Module Overview

This module is to enable you to integrate and apply research methods knowledge within the wider clinical and health policy context, applying your learning to the problems of conducting and implementing clinical research.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

On successful completion of this module you should be able to: 1. Critically examine the relationship between clinical practice and the development and delivery of clinical research 2. Evaluate the impact of health-related research and development policies and regulations on the clinical research agenda 3. Critically analyse issues relating to delivery of research in your field of practice 4. Critically evaluate your own clinical research practice, considering both your personal development needs and your practice context

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critically examine the relationship between clinical practice and the development and delivery of clinical research.
  • Evaluate the impact of health-related research and development policies and regulations on the clinical research agenda
  • Critically analyse issues relating to delivery of research in your field of practice
  • Critically evaluate your own clinical research practice, considering both your personal development needs and your practice context

Syllabus

Indicative content for this module includes: - The concept and conduct of clinical research - Implementation of research in clinical practice - Team development - Writing for research audiences - Patient and public involvement in clinical research - Health and social care policy context for clinical research - Research funding - The regulatory environment – national and international - Role transition and professional identity - Career planning tutorials - Career development workshop - Clinical and research leadership

Special Features

Pre-requisite: HLTH6177 or equivalent. Module can be taken stand-alone with approval from MRes Programme Lead

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module will use interactive learning styles so you will work with facilitators and colleagues in the group. You will work within a learning group alongside other students . The format of taught sessions will include lectures and workshop/seminars which will draw on expertise and examples of recent and ongoing clinical and health-related research in the University and NHS, self directed learning, and independent study supported by module notes and web resources, including Blackboard. Examples of directed group tasks within learning group sessions include: reviewing grant applications in a mock review panel; budgeting/costing a grant application; developing a plan for patient and public involvement.

TypeHours
Lecture30
Completion of assessment task200
Follow-up work20
Preparation for scheduled sessions20
Total study time270

Resources & Reading list

Portney LG (2009). Foundations of Clinical Research. Applications to Practice. 

Workforce Training: Clinical Academic Careers for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals.

Academy of Medical Sciences (2003). Strengthening Clinical Research. 

Promotes the UK as a world leader in clinical research and includes a section on workforce training for clinical academic careers.

Clinical academic training programme for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in England, UK..

Gerrish K and Lacey A (2010). The Research Process in Nursing. 

A careers development resource for researchers.

Finlay, V (2012). A Strategy for Developing Clinical Academic Research within Nursing, Midwifery and the Allied Health Professions. 

Training the Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers: Challenges and Opportunities. ,102 , pp. 368-371.

Drennan J and Curtis EA. (2013). Quantitative Health Research: Issues and Methods.. 

Department of Health: Research governance framework for health and social care.

Academy of Medical Sciences (2011). Guidelines for monitoring academic training and progress.. 

Newell R and Burnard P (2011). Research for Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare. 

Developing the best research professionals - Qualified graduate nurses: recommendations for preparing and supporting clinical academic nurses of the future..

A critical assessment of the development of patient and public involvement in the UK Clinical Research Collaboration. A report by TwoCan Associates to identify and share lessons learned from the experience of developing PPI in the Collaboration.

Lenfant C (2016). Clinical Research in Practice: a guide for the bedside scientist.. 

Assessment

Formative

Summary

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment  (3500 words) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment  (3500 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

Linked modules

Pre-requisites

To study this module, you will need to have studied the following module(s):

CodeModule
HLTH6177Designing and Conducting Clinical Research
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