|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To develop students’ critical appraisal skills to an advanced level in their own area of specialism as well as the broader discipline of speech and language sciences.
This module builds on students’ critical appraisal skills introduced in SPE8097 and further developed in SPE8300 and continues to build on their knowledge of the literature in the student’s own area of specialisation.
1. Critical appraisal of designated research articles (group seminars)
2. Individual tutorials to plan student research projects
3. Student-led, informal peer review of student research projects
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||0:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||1:00||4:00||4:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||2:30||10:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||2||4:00||8:00||0:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||136:00||136:00||0:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||2||1:00||2:00||2:00||Tutorial|
Students will have the opportunity to apply a variety of critical appraisal tools to the scientific and professional literature in their own specialist clinical area representing a range of study methodologies.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||100||focused clinical question related to own area of clinical interest, critically appraise the evidence and draw conclusions|
The student will formulate a focused clinical question related to their own area of clinical interest (problem solving), search for quality evidence addressing the question (information and computer literacy, planning and organisation), critically appraise the evidence (problem solving, information literacy), draw conclusions from the evidence and make a general recommendation for a study that could be conducted in response to their conclusion (written communication, planning and organistion).