Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Science in Advanced Healthcare Practice and Research in Ireland

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Advanced Healthcare Practice and Research()
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Institutions Offering Master of Science in Advanced Healthcare Practice and Research

  •  National University of Ireland, Galway  
    Course Outline:
    There will be five taught modules. These will include;

    Educational Research
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this module, students will be able to:
    • Explain the similarities and differences between educational and healthcare research;
    • Describe educational research paradigms, strategies and methods;
    • Prepare a robust research proposal;
    • Implement a research design;
    • Analyze quantitative and/or qualitative data using appropriate techniques;
    • Report and present research findings in the form of a research paper;
    • Enter, manage and analyze data using SPSSS and NVivo as appropriate;
    • Show due regard to research ethics;
    • Critically reflect on research practice.

    Clinical Teaching in SLT
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this module, students will be able to:
    • Critically appraise the stages of student learning and describe learning theories that underpin practice education;
    • Critically appraise and implement best practice in student education;
    • Interpret the legislation impacting student education;
    • Critically appraise the existing and emerging evidence base in relation to challenges experienced on placement;
    • Design, implement and reflect on procedures which enhance the quality of student placements.

    Clinical Teaching Methodologies
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this module, students will be able to:
    • Implement and evaluate effective clinical teaching using appropriate theory based techniques;
    • Categorize explanation into different approaches and apply them to different educational challenges;
    • Explain how to use different questioning styles to promote effective learning;
    • Describe different types of feedback and explain why feedback is a vital part of the learning cycle;
    • Plan, facilitate and evaluate active learning in small groups in a clinical setting;
    • Plan, deliver and evaluate an effective lecture, and encourage active learning in a large group teaching setting;
    • Describe what is meant by "teaching scripts" and explain why some strategies are more useful than others for teaching in particular contexts;
    • Demonstrate proficiency in key clinical teaching skills such as bedside teaching, giving feedback and using questions appropriately.

    Foundations of Assessment
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this module, students will be able to:
    • Situate assessment within the context of the curriculum;
    • Describe the diverse purposes of assessment;
    • Explain key concepts in assessment with examples from practice and/or experience;
    • Critically evaluate the way in which assessment is currently used;
    • Use the concept of course alignment effectively in relation to practice;
    • Explain how to enhance validity in the design of assessment;
    • Explain how reliability can be addressed in design and implementation of assessment;
    • Draw on best practice in the design of assessment in a clinical educational setting;
    • Select appropriate assessment(s) for different domains and levels of learning outcomes;
    • Apply levels of proficiency at each level of Miller's triangle;
    • Explain the importance of making judgements in the process of assessment;
    • Explain the relevance of norm and criterion referencing to the process of assessment;
    • Devise appropriate criteria for the assessment of clinical knowledge and skills;
    • Explain blueprinting and apply it to their own assessment practice to assure quality.

    Using Evidence in Practice
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
    • Describe the evidence based practice resources available which are relevant for practice in the clinic, classroom and community.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in turning questions into effective search strategies.
    • Appraise quantitative and qualitative research literature
    • Analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources to draw valid inferences about the state of knowledge in a particular field.




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