This module enables you to explore research methods and apply this to the context of midwifery practice. You are able to examine a topic relevant to the role of the midwife, which is of interest to you, explore the evidence base, critique its quality then analyse and suggest where additional evidence is needed. Based on this you will present a review paper.
Maximum capacity 40 balanced across MSc and BSc programmes subject to placement capacity and commissions. Current commissions from Health education Wessex are 23 between the Bachelors and Masters programmes
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Reflect on practice and identify questions that can be addressed using one or more research designs
- Discuss the principle for good ethical practice during research activity and its subsequent application to practice, including consideration of user engagement in research design and policy
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge base of research methods
- Undertake a systematic search and selection of evidence to inform midwifery practice
- Evaluate evidence for practice using a variety of primary and secondary research approaches/designs
- Explore relevant policies and guidelines for midwifery practice and the extent to which they are based on high quality research evidence
Research methods (quantitative and qualitative designs, including developing research questions, data collection and analysis etc.)
Ethical and governance principles for research
Critical appraisal skills
Critical reflection on practice for research activity
Service user engagement
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This will vary to reflect your previous research methods learning but is likely to include:
- Technology enhanced learning activities
- Self-directed study
- Seminar activity
- Tutorial support
|Completion of assessment task||30|
|Supervised time in studio/workshop||7.5|
|Practical classes and workshops||8|
|Wider reading or practice||118|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||20|
|Total study time||193.5|
Resources & Reading list
• University and Faculty research methods resources • Academic tutorial staff • Blackboard and other online resourcesResearch textbooks - a wide variety available from library • Professional journals – from library/online.
You are required to identify a topic from your practice, different from any previous assessment topic, where you have identified a lack of clarity around what is best care for a specific client or client group. You will undertake a comprehensive literature search, select and critique the key evidence, making recommendations for best practice, and present this as a review paper.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Study Plan
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