This module is designed to enable students to develop their approach and detailed understanding of the evidence base associated with their chosen research project.
Pre-reqs: MEDI3048 and MEDI2045 Co-reqs: MEDI6220
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Contextualise your research topic and question within current clinical practice or scientific method.
- Apply these skills and synthesis of the literature to develop comprehension of your chosen research area.
- Apply your understanding of the use of the principles and applications of common methods of quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
- Develop your ability to appraise and evaluate published research.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of the range of different study designs.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of the key methodological features (strengths and weaknesses) of the different study designs.
- Evidence the use of appropriate resources to access scientific information.
- Develop a testable and defensible scientific hypothesis based on your critical evaluation.
The module is designed to consolidate and extend the skills that students have developed through the Research for Medicine and Health module and the BM5 research project. This will be done through appraisal of existing published literature and the production of an independent scientific review. The module will challenge students to develop and extend their understanding of the use of evidence-based medicine. Working independently and in small groups, students will critically appraise a number of research papers under the guidance of a number of specialist tutors. These may include fundamental laboratory or clinical-scientific research, epidemiology, development of education theory relevant to healthcare learning, development or practice and ethical and legal issues associated with biomedicine. Students will apply this learning and approach to their chosen research topic to produce a comprehensive review that contextualises the aims, methodology and relevance of their chosen research topic.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
- Lectures and workshops from academics within the Faculty
- Journal clubs facilitated by specialist tutors
- One to one, or small group sessions with the academic(s) supervising the research project
- Attendance at research seminars given by internal and external academic and clinical speakers
- Independent study
|Completion of assessment task||45|
|Total study time||300|
Resources & Reading list
Others. • Project supervisors will provide guidance on reading associated with the project. • Specialist software if considered critical for the project will be made available via either the University suite of licensed software, or by the project supervisor. • Access to data sets where necessary will be managed/made available by the project supervisor
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Oral presentation
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal