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Developing Enquiry and Research Skills - Level 5 - AC0511

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

This module is designed to facilitate lifelong learning and enable you to develop your enquiry and research skills.  You will improve your literature searching skills, your information analysis skills and your knowledge of research methods.

This will enable you to access a wide range of resources to identify your strengths and weaknesses in becoming a lifelong learner.  You will be able to use your newly developed research skills to identify recommendations for improving your own practice.

Course Overview:

  • Working as an independent learner
  • Literature searching, using academic electronic databases
  • Academic writing, referencing, citation and academic misconduct (Turnitin)
  • Contribution of research to practice
  • Process of research
  • Research approaches – quantitative and qualitative
  • Research tools
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Research ethics
  • Critiquing research

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn through interactive lectures and tutorials as well as work-based and independent study. Lectures, tutorials and online discussion activities will enable you to gain formative feedback from both academic staff and peers.

Assessment is in the form of an essay.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

 

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 credits).

Course info

Award Type 20 credits, Level 5

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures and Workshops

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Short Course

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start January 2018

An NHS Continuing Workforce Development module to help you develop your enquiry and research skills to become a lifelong learner and improve your own practice.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

Previous evidence of level 4 study.

See below for an overview of this course:

  • Working as an independent learner
  • Literature searching, using academic electronic databases
  • Academic writing, referencing, citation and academic misconduct (Turnitin)
  • Contribution of research to practice
  • Process of research
  • Research approaches – quantitative and qualitative
  • Research tools
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Research ethics
  • Critiquing research

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