SE756-7-AP-CO:
Critical Enquiry

The details
2023/24
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn & Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 22 March 2024
30
27 September 2022

 

Requisites for this module
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(none)

 

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Key module for

MSC B16024 Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

Module description

This module facilitates students' knowledge and understanding of critical thinking and academic skills such as searching, retrieving, appraising and reporting evidence to allow to students to begin to engage with evidence-based practice and life-long learning.

Module aims

To foster students’ knowledge and understanding of critical thinking and academic skills such as searching, retrieving, appraising and reporting evidence.
To engage students with evidence-based practice and life-long learning.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
1. Identify, retrieve and make critical judgements on a range of sources of information.
2. Communicate conclusions effectively in a well-structured manner to convey complex information and ideas.
3. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the value in using a variety of sources of information in practice.
4. Critically discuss the concept of evidence based practice in contemporary healthcare.

Module information

Indicative Content
Hierarchy of evidence and the value of all sources of information
Quantitative and qualitative research
Literature searching
Critical thinking
Referencing
Academic skills
Evidence based practice

Learning and teaching methods

A mixture of lectures, seminars and independent learning will be used to deliver this module. For specific information, please see the module timetable and module guide.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Task 1 Essay   08/01/2024  50% 
Coursework   Task 2 - Essay   15/04/2024  50% 
Coursework   Task 1 Re-submission  15/04/2024   

Additional coursework information

Formative assessment: 500 word draft / plan for each essay

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Izzie Easton, email: eeaston@essex.ac.uk.
Izzie Easton
SRES School Office (sres@essex.ac.uk)

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

Mrs Madeleine Nicholson
Wrexham Glyndwr University
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 15 hours, 12 (80%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
3 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information

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