OD0509 - Research as Evidence for Operating Department Practice

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn to explore the diverse forms of EBP that impact upon perioperative practice and examine how theoretical frameworks and knowledge inform clinical decision making within the ODP role. You will learn how to use approaches to identify evidence including exploring, describing, testing and reflecting. You will use a variety of critical appraisal approaches to explore the research and learn to recognise the key factors relating to weaknesses and strengths with published evidence. You will gather evidence from a number of different perspectives and these will be explored so that opportunities and limitations can be critiqued and developed.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a combination of lectures, to introduce key theoretical research principles, seminars skills, practical laboratory work and a workbook including directed learning activities supported by innovative on line technologies which will be integral to the seminar sessions. You will also learn through enquiry-based, blended directed and independent learning and will include individual and group activities which will enable you to review and develop understanding of professional application of published research and other forms of evidence that inform healthcare practices especially within perioperative practice. You will be directed to texts, articles and professional tools for evaluation to support and develop learning. Extensive use will be made of the University elearning Portal (elp) IT and innovative social media such as podcasts and video interviews to enable you to access and revisit materials, databases and other information as required.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include feedback from lecturers during small-group seminars and individual tutorials. You will undertake a formative presentation of your proposal this presentation will allow you to gain some formative ‘peer review’ and feedback from lecturers on your chosen topic, and should be considered a useful adjunct to the summative aspect of this assignment. Formative assessment will assist you to gain knowledge and skills in the critical evaluation of research evidence. You will also be supported by your class peers through peer discussions and receive peer review during formative activities and where appropriate written feedback will be available.

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:

MLO1 Critically reflect and evaluate the concepts and principles of evidence based practice and an ability to review and critique research literature relating to perioperative care.

MLO2 Identify and categorise the nature and scope of the evidence (both research and /or otherwise based) that currently informs operating department practice

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

MLO3 Outline the principles of research in relation to methodology, method, validity and reliability, and ethical and sampling issues.

MLO4 Identify and discuss factors influencing evidence based practice implementation within the operating department environment (resources and personal/professional development).

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

MLO5 Critically analyse and evaluate the principles of research and evidence based practice and apply them to perioperative care

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment
The aims and outcomes of the formative assessments are to assist you to prepare for your summative assessment.

You will undertake a formative proposal of 500 words and an individual oral presentation regarding the content of your audit proposal. The presentation, will ultimately allow you to gain some ‘peer review’ and feedback on your audit, and should be considered a useful adjunct to the summative assignment.

Summative Assessment

Assessment of this module involves a 3000-word report of a clinical audit related to operating department practice performed by you under the supervision of a clinical mentor
(MLO 1-5)

Successful completion of the theoretical components are required for you to pass this module and gain 20 credit points at level 5.





Module abstract

This module will introduce you to the scope of evidence-based practice (EBP) and encourage you to engage with research evidence that inform clinical practice. It will revisit the nature of research evidence and the evidence hierarchy introduced in the first year study skills module. You will explore and critique research and other evidence which informs clinical practice and decision making and develop an understanding and appreciation of how you can evaluate evidence relating to your own specific perioperative practice. The application of enquiry and evidence within practice will be developed for use within the practice setting. Reflection on experiences will enable you to apply and critique the use of evidence in different practice contexts. In addition, you will explore barriers to the implementation of EBP and use clinical audit and reflection as a process to consolidate knowledge and develop skills that can be used to function effectively as a registered Operating Department Practitioner.

Course info

UCAS Code B990

Credits 40

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 2 years full-time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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