PTY-30059 - Planning Research
Coordinator: Claire Stapleton Room: MAC1.15 Tel: +44 1782 7 33808
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

To develop the students' knowledge and skills in:
identifying and formulating a research design to answer a specific research question, including methods of data/information collection and analysis;
presenting a scientifically and/or clinically coherent justification for a proposed research project;
evaluating the ethical requirements of a proposed research project.

Intended Learning Outcomes

research and present a justification for a proposed research question: 1
design a coherent research proposal, linking appropriate methods of research design to answer a specific research question: 1
evaluate anticipated data/information gathered in order to present appropriate methods of analysis that are coherent with answering a specific research question: 1
identify, appraise and manage any ethical implications for a specific research question: 1
analyse appropriate strategies for potential dissemination of the proposed research: 1

Study hours

30 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and two hours of assessment preparation classes etc.
120 hours of independent study including 20 hours of guided independent study.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Research Proposal weighted 100%
A research project proposal (2000 words)
A research project proposal (2000 words). This piece of work will include a 500 word rationale, preparation of any documents required for ethical approval and/or research governance as well as a plan for dissemination.