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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

NUFF3080 Project B

20 creditsClass Size: 55

Module manager: Dr. Stephen Pearson

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module students will be able to:
- develop clear and feasible objectives to research a topic relevant to international health;
- use their research design to plan and conduct safe fieldwork to collect data, working effectively with local stakeholders;
- demonstrate appropriate analysis of these data, and present the findings clearly and concisely;
- discuss the implications of these findings, including developing recommendations for improving health practice and policy;
- clearly present all of the above in a well-structured written report, according to the provided guidelines.

The choice of countries that you can go to for your project is dependent on travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, even if this may be your country of origin.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should have:
- An understanding of how to develop a feasible and ethical research protocol to investigate a topic relevant to international health
- Knowledge of planning and conducting a safe fieldwork project which includes working with local stakeholders
- An understanding of analysing and presenting findings of a research project in a concise and effective manner.

Skills outcomes
At the end of this module students will be familiar with international health research priorities, research methodology, research ethics and health and safety risk assessment.


It is recommended (but not required) that the student's chosen topic for Project B is related to their chosen topic for the compulsory Project A Module (NUFF3070) on literature review. The international health topic will be of each student's own choosing (with guidance from the student's Project Supervisor and the Module Leader). Teaching is provided on planning a research project, health and safety, ethical approval lessons learnt by previous students, and report writing. Students learn about research design, research methods, data analysis on the compulsory related Research Methods Module (NUFF3110).

Prior to leaving for fieldwork students will develop and submit two documents:
- A research protocol through the University of Leeds' ethics framework.
- A risk assessment (High Risk).
Students must have both approved before fieldwork begins.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours182.00
Total Contact hours18.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Preparing for fieldwork including liaising with the host for fieldwork
- Conducting fieldwork related to a topic in International Health
- Preparation of the assessments, the research protocol including ethical approval, and the risk assessment form

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The Project Supervisor has responsibility to monitor the progress of the student's schedule of activities and learning during the module. Students and supervisors agree written minutes of each tutorial. Students receive individual feedback (halfway through this Module) on their proposed research ethics from the relevant Research Ethics Sub-Committee. Students receive individual feedback (prior to fieldwork starting) on the health and safety issues of their fieldwork using the University's Fieldwork Risk Assessment procedure.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report5,000 words100.00
Research ProposalEthical Approval (Pass/ Fail)0.00
In-course AssessmentRisk Assessment (Pass/Fail)0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:54


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