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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: NURM071 Module Title: RESEARCH FOR PRACTICE
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NURM071
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: ARBER AM Dr (HSC)
Number of credits: 30 Number of ECTS credits: 15
Module Availability
Semester 1
Assessment Pattern
Part a) Short answer questions, based on a review of 2 research papers (1 quantitative & 1 qualitative) which students will be given in advance. Weighting: 40 % of total marks for the module (2000 words) 

Part b) Research proposal (4000 words). Weighting: 60 % of total marks for the module
Module Overview
A relevant professional qualification and a minimum one year’s experience.
Module Aims
• assist the student to explore and examine the nature of the research enterprise, its relationship to the natural and social sciences which include health, education and/or social care.
• develop a critical understanding of the range of theoretical, methodological and ethical issues associated with the study of health, education and social care.
• examine the convention of dividing research into 'qualitative' and 'quantitative' approaches and their relationship to evidence based policy and practice, the measurement of clinical effectiveness and evaluation of educational practices.
• develop their own perspectives regarding research practice for education, health and/or social care
Learning Outcomes
Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Teaching will be by interactive lectures/discussions/seminar presentations and practical exercises, using collaborative approaches whereby learners and teachers work in partnership. Students will develop their knowledge and experience of the principles and practice of research and apply this to their specialist area of practice
Selected Texts/Journals
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