HLTH06043 2020 Essential Skills in Health Science
The aim of this module is to provide the student with essential skills that will underpin core areas of health information science.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
To become competent in the various forms of scientific communication in health
To understand mathematical applications in relation to health science, and associated software and statistical applications
To become familiar with the sourcing and interpreting of evidence-based information
Describe and numerically summarise quantitative data using appropriate descriptive statistics
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Teaching and learning for this module will be carried out through a combination of online lectures, computer based critical appraisal and online practical's. Blended learning approaches will be adapted consistent with digital learning paradigms.
Online delivery of 2 lectures per week with self directed learning. Guidance provided on relevant areas for self directed learning.
Online delivery of 2 hour workshop weekly, where students will be directed to complete interactive type activities to enhance their study skills and knowledge.
Question and answer sessions provided in the live classroom.
A variety of methods of instruction such as discussion, group work, interactive exercises, use of online resources and/or use of audio/visual material will be provided. Core skills will be embedded into all modules to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to succeed. This may include academic writing, oral presentations, reading techniques or research abilities. Accessible materials will be provided to students, including slides, documents, audio/visual material and textbooks enabling students slow down speed up recordings etc in accordance with universal distance learning.
All module content will be based on the principles of UDL to ensure equitable access to content and learning.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module will be assessed by continuous assessment (100%).
Repeat assessment will follow a similar format as applicable.
Mathematical applications in health science; Interpreting figures and tables presented in scientific articles in health; How the hierarchy of evidence and study design contributes to different levels of evidence in health research; Evidence searching skills; Referencing using Endnote; Communication skills; Introduction to basis statistics including graphical representation of data i.e. frequency tables and charts, measures of central tendency, position and dispersion.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||CA1: Critical appraisal of literature||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||30 %||Week 5||1,3,4|
|2||CA2: Literature review||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||40 %||Week 10||1,3|
|3||CA3: Online computer-based test||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||30 %||Week 13||1,2,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent Learning||5||Weekly||5.00|
A range of online sources and applications will be used to delivery this module.