PTY-40065 - Research Skills and Funding
Coordinator: Alison Aries Room: MAC1.18 Tel: +44 1782 7 34418
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Level: Level 7
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

This module aims to develop the students knowledge and skills required to seek funding for a research project related to health care; the value of the peer review process will be introduced and practised. It is envisaged that the skills developed will be transferable to support applications for any source of healthcare related funding.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Critically identify the essential features and qualities, including the strengths and limitations of a healthcare related research proposal.: 1
Demonstrate skills in presenting an argument to attract funding for a research project.
: 1
Identify the need for and determine which relevant approvals are required to undertake research or service evaluation in the healthcare arena.: 1
Synthesise and summarise learning following critique of a research proposal during a peer review process.: 1

Study hours

30 tutor-led hours which may include lectures ~15 hours, workshops and seminars ~10 hours, tutorials ~3 hours and two hours of assessment preparation classes.
120 hours of independent study, including 20 hours of guided independent study.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Oral Presentation weighted 100%
25 minute oral presentation
25-minute oral presentation (comprising 15 minutes of oral presentation and up to 10 minutes of questioning) - The student will present their research proposal in a manner to attract funding (value, impact, relevance, feasibility in terms of resources, time, cost, equipment and expertise will need to be demonstrated) having acted on feedback from the formative peer review session (feedback is related to scientific merit).