SP0741 - Translation of Health Research

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What will I learn on this module?

You will become familiar with the research framework that governs research council funding in the United Kingdom. You will assess how the impact of research can be evaluated. You will explore research metrics and how they relate to societal and economic benefits derived from health research.

How will I learn on this module?

An interactive style of teaching incorporating lectures and seminars is implemented. Lectures provide the basic conceptual framework and core material for syllabus topics. Seminars and associated directed learning tasks enable more in depth discussion of current research in the field, including contemporary issues. Seminar sessions incorporate the use of problem-based case studies to generate group discussion, and to enable you to develop both critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During the first week, you will be introduced to the module, and its’ administrative procedures and assessment requirements.
Support materials for sessions will be available to you on BlackBoard; including the lecture slides, suggested reading, access to interactive digital resources and websites, and other useful resources such as discussion boards and invitations to attend lectures by guest speakers. For further support on taught sessions you can access the tutors for one-to-one discussions and tutorials via the online tutorial booking system.
Formative preparation for the assessment will take place in student led seminars where you will be able to practise your skills in critiquing journal articles and receive feedback from your peers and tutors. Dedicated assessment sessions will afford you the opportunity to ask assignment related questions.
Written feedback will be provided for both summative assessments. A generic feedback session will take place for the assessment, and generic feedback from previous years will also be made available on BlackBoard.
You will receive formative and summative feedback on submitted work, and will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have with the module tutor.
There is also comprehensive help available in the university library on a wide range of generic academic topics such as: academic writing, statistics, report writing, referencing, and how to hone your presentation skills.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
? Appraise the effectiveness of generating impact from research
? Explore the challenges associated with translating research into practice and policy.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
? Transferable technology skills
? Assimilation and dissemination of information

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
? Appreciative of the societal importance of translating findings into sustainable improvements in clinical outcomes and patient outcomes

How will I be assessed?

Students will design and create a website that engages the public in a topic of clinical exercise research of their choosing. The aim of the website is to clearly demonstrate how the research has contributed to society and the economy, taking cognisance of the different ways in which research-related skills provide individual, societal and organisational benefits. (KU1-2; IPSA1-2; PVA1 100%)

Pre-requisite(s)

SP0739

Co-requisite(s)

SP0732

Module abstract

The impact of research is essential in validating its continued funding. Exercise and physical activity are important to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic health conditions. This module explores the impact of research into the area of exercise as a medicine. You will critically evaluate how the findings are disseminated and applied and quantify the societal benefit derived from this research.
The assessment for this module requires you to create a website that provides the public with a view as to how research into the role of exercise in preventing and managing chronic conditions has impacted society. The teaching is carried out by staff who are experts in their respective fields, with strong research backgrounds in clinical exercise physiology. Learning about very global health/disease issues will provide you with an excellent foundation for working in the field of clinical exercise physiology.

What will I learn on this module?

You will become familiar with the research framework that governs research council funding in the United Kingdom. You will assess how the impact of research can be evaluated. You will explore research metrics and how they relate to societal and economic benefits derived from health research.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 2 years part-time
1 other options available

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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