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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC2281 Work based Research Project

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Mandy Driffield

Taught: 1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as a discovery module


- Demonstrate the importance of being research aware
- Have an understanding of the nursing associate in this process and the impact on improving patient quality and safety.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- Critically discuss different methods of research
- Explain how different research methods inform new knowledge in health and social care
- Explain the importance of research in improving the quality of patient safety and care
- Participate in a research or project improvement project
- Be able to identify if new and innovative technologies should be considered for use in routine practice.
- Identify and manage the ethical issues associated with the conduct of an independent project.


- Stages of the research process
- Research design and research methodologies
- Research ethics
- Undertake a critical review of the literature
- Prepare a research report.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours74.00
Private study hours100.00
Total Contact hours26.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

The modules on this programme are delivered by block teaching which distributes the teaching over a number of days/weeks using a combination of Lectures, Seminars, Workshops and Tutorials.

Private study and independent working for this module will be focussed on researching for an appropriate topic, searching for relevant literature for the chosen topic area and writing up the project.
Independent on-line learning
Accessing and engaging with VLE resources 74
Private study
Completion of guided study and blended learning activity 60
Assignment and presentation preparation 40

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will have the opportunity for formative feedback on their annotated bibliography to help with their literature searching skills.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay5000 words100.00
Written WorkA research proposal document and a 1500 word annotated bibliography0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

A research proposal document and a 1500 word annotated bibliography for formative feedback will also be part of this assessment.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:23:12


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