Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions


Project Studies 2

Module titleProject Studies 2
Module codePAM3004
Academic year2021/2
Module staff

Mr Robert Meertens (Convenor)

Dr Chris Wright (Lecturer)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks



Number students taking module (anticipated)


Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This module forms the research project component of the BSc Honours Medical Imaging (Diagnostic Radiography) degree.

Module aims - intentions of the module

To enable you to engage in self-directed and group study. To plan, undertake and evaluate a research project and to write up this project suitable for publication. This module builds on the foundation of the level 1 module PAM1016 (Evidence-based Professional Practice) and the level 2 module PAM2005 (Project Studies 1). During this module you will investigate systematically and in-depth an area of particular interest and direct relevance to the field of study.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Develop, undertake and evaluate a research project which includes data collection;
  • 2. Produce a research report suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal;

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 3. Contribute to the development and dissemination of evidence-based practice;
  • 4. Undertake a critical review of the literature on a selected topic, using a systematic approach, and present it succinctly;

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 5. Manage time and prioritise workloads;
  • 6. Work cooperatively in a group, taking responsibility for day-to-day running of the project;
  • 7. Prepare a report;
  • 8. Communicate research findings via oral and written presentation;
  • 9. Use appropriate IT skills for data acquisition, data processing, presentation of results, etc.

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

You will work as part of a group under the supervision of a member of staff to select, pilot and undertake a research project using a methodology that is appropriate to the research question. Refer to the for more information.

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities1Report-writing workshop
Scheduled learning and teaching activities5Meetings with project supervisors
Data collection70Data collection (2 weeks Full Time)
Guided independent study70Writing-up report (2 weeks Full Time)
Guided independent study154Reading and private study


Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Research/Laboratory (Notebook) assessment and viva voce3020 minutes1-9Written and verbal
Project report603500 words1-9Written and verbal
Poster Presentation1020 minutes1-9Written and verbal


Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Research/Laboratory (Notebook) assessment and viva voceResearch/Laboratory (Notebook) assessment and viva voce1-9August/September assessment period (referral) or May assessment period (deferral)
Project reportProject report1-9August/September assessment period (referral) or May assessment period (deferral)
Poster presentationPoster presentation1-9August/September assessment period (referral) or May assessment period (deferral)


Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Not applicable

Module has an active ELE page

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

  • Polgar S. and Thomas S.A. (2013), Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences (6th edition), Churchill Livingstone, ISBN 978-0702041945
  • Ramlaul, A. (2014), Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research: Skills and Strategies, Churchill Livingstone, ISBN 9780702048289
  • Aveyard H. (2018), Doing a literature review in health and social care (4th edition), Open University Press, ISBN 978-0335248001
  • Braun V & Clarke V (2013), Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners, Sage, ISBN 9781847875815
  • Day R.A (2012), How to write and publish a scientific paper (7th edition), Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9781107670747
  • Field A. (2017), Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics (5th edition), Sage, ISBN 978-1526419521
  • Gunn C. (2001), Using Maths in Health Sciences, Churchill Livingstone, ISBN 9780443070747
  • Hicks C. (2009), Research methods for clinical therapists: Applied project design and analysis (5th edition), Churchill Livingstone, ISBN 9780702029981
  • Pallant J. (2016), SPSS Survival Manual (6th edition), Open University, ISBN 978-0335261543
  • Salkind N.J. (2016), Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel (4th edition), Sage, ISBN 9781483374109

Key words search

Medical Imaging; Project; Studies; Research; Project studies; Levels; Research project; Module students; Interprofessional; Particular interest; Supervision.

Credit value30
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