Faculty of Medical Sciences Online Learning


Writing in a Research Setting (E-learning)

  • Module Leader: Dr Jenny Yeo
  • Lecturers:  Professor Julia Newton, Lulu Cvetkovic, Erica Gavillet, Professor Dave Jones 

Duration (weeks) 12
Starts: April
Credit value: 20
Study hours: 200

Being able to write well is a key skill in clinical research. Researchers must be able to communicate ideas clearly and to conform with the conventions of academic writing, in all its forms, in order to be successful.

This module explores the essential skill of writing for clinical research. You will develop writing skills for key areas such as journal articles, standard operating procedures, presentations and grant applications. You will also have the opportunity to develop your own research idea.

Other topics include: authorship, plagiarism, searching databases, peer review and journal submission, costing research and much more.

Online Teaching

Delivered via BlackBoard virtual learning environment in weekly topic blocks.  You will be studying alongside other students in a multi-professional, interactive environment.

Online activities will include:   

  • Guided Independent Study
  • Directed research and reading
  • Online lectures
  • Student-led group activity
  • Scheduled on-line contact time
  • Reflective learning activity
  • Discussion boards

Online Assessment

You will submit your work for assessment via Blackboard virtual learning environment and will receive feedback electronically. Online assessment will be through a blend of the following:

  • Recorded presentation
  • 2 written assignments  

Reading List Website: rlo.ncl.ac.uk


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