Module - Research Project (SCC123)


Aim of this module

The overall aim of this module, building on the Research Methods module, is for the trainee to undertake a research project that shows originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in a specialism of healthcare science. The research project may span scientific or clinical research, translational research, operational and policy research, clinical education research, innovation, service development, service improvement or supporting professional service users to meet the expected learning outcomes. Research projects should be designed to take into account the research training required by individual trainees and the needs of the department in which the research is to be conducted.

Work-based learning outcomes

  1. Design, plan and undertake a research project to test a hypothesis from conception to completion/archiving in accordance with ethical and research governance regulations, drawing on expert advice where necessary and involving patients and service users.
  2. Analyse the data using appropriate methods and statistical techniques, and interpret, critically discuss and draw conclusions from the data.
  3. Prepare a written project that describes and critically evaluates the research project, clearly identifying the strengths and weaknesses.
  4. Present a summary of the research project and outcome that conforms to the format of a typical scientific presentation at a national or international scientific meeting, responding to questions appropriately.
  5. Prepare a summary of the research project suitable for non-specialist and lay audiences.

Work-based Competencies

Learning outcome Title Knowledge

Work-based assessment

Complete 0 Case-Based Discussion(s)
Complete 0 of the following DOPS and/or OCEs
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