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Enquiry Skills for Research in Health and Care Practice | OMED-1384 | Level 7 | Credits 20 | 2024/25
Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences
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Enquiry Skills for Research in Health and Care Practice | OMED-1384 | Level 7 | Credits 20 | 2024/25
September 2024 (provisional) | **Applications received within 28 days of a module commencing may result in delays in registration and access to module resources – early application is therefore recommended | Available

This course can only be taken as part of a programme


The module can only be taken as part of a programme.


This module aims to provide opportunities for learners to:

• Engage with debates underpinning elements of research enquiry, such as:

i) The epistemological and ontological nature and validity of ‘ways of knowing’;

ii) Ethical processes and requirements;

iii) Qualitative and quantitative research paradigms; and,

iv) The influence of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary frameworks;


• Strengthen critical thinking and appraisal skills in order to effectively undertake and disseminate a designated project and related dissertation / report.



i) A first degree; normally 2:2 or above; or equivalent study;

ii) Current registration with the NMC or HCPC or other relevant PSRB;

iii) Relevant post-qualifying experience or equivalent, with evidence of study post-qualifying /initial registration, this study providing the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the development of a specialist role/practice

iv) Currently working no less than 20 hours per week within an appropriate role with relevant experience;

v) Agreement from their manager that they are in a role that facilitates any required assessment of clinical practice.

vi) Applicants who do not have English as their first language must demonstrate an IELTS score of at least 7 (University requirement for non-EU students only).


A conference-acceptable presentation, critically synthesising the proposal for the dissertation project - 100% LO - 1,2,3. Pass mark - 50%

The presentation should be of acceptable quality for dissemination at a professional / academic conference, engaging and stimulating peer discussion. It should be based on the project proposal and include the aims, objectives, research question / hypothesis / action plan to inform the proposed project. Epistemological, ontological and ethical principles should also be addressed. All elements of summative assessment must be passed to pass the module. Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning: Classroom or on-line or videoed presentation of the Poster.

Avery Hill Campus
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

1. Undertake a comprehensive systematic appraisal of qualitative and quantitative research.

2. Evidence autonomous skills in the formulation and dissemination of a project proposal containing aims, objectives, research questions / hypotheses, literature review, methodology, methods and theoretical approach.

3. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the ethical implications associated with conducting research.

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Name: David Evans
Mode of Delivery
Blended Learning - A combination of online and classroom teaching
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