This module is designed to enable students to develop their approach to, and detailed understanding of, the evidence base associated with their chosen research project.
Pre-reqs: MEDI3048 and MEDI2045
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Develop your ability to appraise and evaluate published research.
- Apply your understanding of the use of the principles and applications of common methods of quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
- Contextualise your research topic and question within current clinical practice or scientific method.
- Evidence the use of appropriate resources to access scientific information.
- Apply these skills and synthesis of the literature to develop your comprehension of your chosen research area.
- Methodological features (strengths and weaknesses)
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of the range of different study designs and their key
- 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 subject 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 comprehensive review that contextualises the aims, methodology and relevance of their chosen research topic.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
- Tutorials, from academics within the faculty
- Seminars from the module lead
- One to one, or small group sessions with the academic(s) supervising the project
- Attendance at research seminars given by internal and external academic and clinical speakers
- Independent study
|Completion of assessment task||45|
|Wider reading or practice||230|
|Total study time||300|
Resources & Reading list
Others. • Project supervisors will provide guidance on reading associated with the project. • Journal club papers will be made available by the journal club tutors via blackboard. • Specialist software if considered critical for the project will be made available via either the university suite of licenced 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.Lay summary of paper
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 & External