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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Transfusion, Transplantation and Tissue Banking

Postgraduate Course: Clinical Audit or Service Evaluation (TTTB11010)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits30 ECTS Credits15
SummaryThe course enables students to develop an appreciation of the nature clinical audit or service evaluation and the scientific methods required to carry them out. The course therefore complements the taught aspects of the programme by encouraging students to think independently, apply their learning in previous courses and reflect on their own practice.
Course description The course involves a research assignment conducted by the student in an approved laboratory (usually their own place of work). The course will permit the student to study in depth an aspect of his/her specialist interest which has a particular professional relevance. The audit or service evaluation is funded by the student┐s employer. The topic is negotiated by the student with the university and employing laboratory staff. Throughout the course the student will be expected to keep a reflective diary recording the challenges they have encountered, the solutions created and the learning obtained from the experience. By the end of the course the student will have undertaken an extensive Literature review or advanced critical analysis and produced either an audit report or service evaluation report.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 300 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 294 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Project plan 10%; Reflective Report 20%; Clinical Audit/Service 70%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Integrate and critically review information from a wide range of sources and to construct and defend reasoned conclusions.
  2. Think independently and demonstrate creativity in the identification of problems and their solutions.
  3. Apply the principles of scientific enquiry to design, plan and undertake a clinical audit or advanced critical analysis of current practice.
  4. Demonstrate at professional level an ability to communicate scientific information to peers, colleagues and others as appropriate.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Diane Anderson
Tel:
Email: diane.anderson3@nhs.net
Course secretaryMrs Lisa Bell
Tel:
Email: lisaj.bell@nhs.net
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