COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Description

Project Studies 2

Module titleProject Studies 2
Module codePAM3004
Academic year2020/1
Credits30
Module staff

Mr Robert Meertens (Convenor)

Dr Chris Wright (Lecturer)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

11

2

Number students taking module (anticipated)

51

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 http://uemsvle.exeter.ac.uk/ext/mihb/index.php 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
162840

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

Assessment

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
60040

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
0
0
0

Re-assessment

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)

Resources

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
Module ECTS

15

Module pre-requisites

PAM2005

NQF level (module)

6

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

01/09/2004

Last revision date

24/07/2019