This module provides the opportunity to undertake an empirical project on a topic of interest to you, AND agreed with the Maternity service, and your academic supervisor.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to disseminate your work by developing a paper suitable for publication in a profession specific journal, with a support portfolio of all project activity.
- Critically analyse the context of maternity services and the potential challenges and solutions to the implementation the findings from your project to practice and subsequent projects.
- Conduct an empirical project that employs a design, sampling and recruitment strategy and data collection approach appropriate to the project aim/question and objectives
- Analyse, present and interpret data analysed critically and appropriately, to provide answers to the project question/aim and to inform practice
- Justify the conclusions and implications for your profession with well-reasoned arguments
- Demonstrate best midwifery practice in articulating about, and involving clients within your project
- Demonstrate adherence to relevant ethical and governance requirements in carrying out the project
- Rationalise the selection of the specific problem or issue to be studied by systematic search and critical appraisal of relevant literature
- Examine a practice focused inquiry/ question/aim and set of objectives using a feasible and appropriate investigation
- Critically analyse your own project and learning for professional practice
The module is focused, on the undertaking, with academic and peer support, of a project to inform midwifery practice, which is normal an empirical project. The taught knowledge underpinning this module was provided within the Critical Inquiry - Midwifery Protocol module, and the associated reading /learning. There will be academic supervision and group seminars to support your project work. You may also seek ad hoc tutorials / sessions depending on circumstances; for example, extra support may be provided for completing ethics and governance documents, or for using specialist statistical or qualitative software.
Programme threads are linked throughout and include:
- Baby Friendly principles
- Medicines management
- Mental health and well-being
- Values Based Journey
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module will include two Values Based tutorials which will aid your professional develop and the integration of theory and practice
|Total study time||750|
Resources & Reading list
Various. It is anticipated that you will need to access a range of topic specific, and project specific resources that is likely to include text books, journal papers, professional guidelines and policies.
Greenhalgh T (2014). How to read a paper : the basics of evidence-based medicine. Chicester: Wiley-Blackwell : BMJ Books.
Gray DE (2017). Doing Research in the Real World. Los Angeles: Sage.
Polit DF, Beck CT (2017). Essentials of nursing research : appraising evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Creswell JW (2015). A concise introduction to mixed methods research. Los Angeles: Sage.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Poster
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Individual Journal Article||100%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
|Individual Journal Article||100%|
Repeat type: Internal