Start Date: 06/05/2019Last Date open for booking: 01/05/2019To ensure you have the correct qualifications stipulated by the University to commence the Level 7 module, once your application is received, a member of the education team will contact you within 5 working days.This Level 7 module, validated by the University of Hertfordshire, will enable students to focus upon the application of aspects of research and evidence-based practice which are relevant to their specific area of study, discipline and clinical setting. Students will enhance their skills and expertise to identify, access and appraise knowledge, literature and research evidence from a wealth of sources and contextualise it within practice. During the module, students will seek to ensure that they have an understanding of the underpinning philosophy in order to critically appraise the findings relevant to their discipline.Practitioners working at this level are involved in advancing respiratory related knowledge and informing policy, professional practice and academic debate. Clearly this can be achieved via involvement in original or primary research but more frequently is the result of identifying, accessing and critically appraising available research and evidence to evaluate the appropriateness and/or effectiveness in practice.Module Aims:The aims of this module are to enable students to:Focus upon the identification, translation and interpretation of respiratory related research and evidence-based practice. Emphasis throughout the module will be placed upon various approaches to research and research related methodologies and their application in a range of disciplines and in practice-related settings.Consider the philosophical principles underpinning some of the more widely used methodologies within healthcare, conceptualising the evidence to critically evaluate its relevance, validity and applicability to their own area of practice.Knowledge and Understanding:Successful students will typically be able to:1. Demonstrate an understanding of current theoretical approaches associated with their area of respiratory practice. Analyse the effect this has on the way the information is interpreted within their discipline from a critical perspective.2. Conceptualise evidence relating to respiratory practice and critically evaluate the relevance and validity of the research to their clinical setting and discipline and its inter-relationship with other disciplines.MSc Respiratory Practice Structure:The programme is offered in part-time modes and leads to the award of MSc Respiratory Practice. Students have up to six years to complete the full MSc award.Applicants would normally have, at a minimum, a lower 2nd class honours degree in a health or social care related subject. Students without an honours degree who wish to access pathways/awards must demonstrate knowledge and skills at a level to that of degree study prior to commencement.Please note, start dates are the date a course will begin, and study days are not scheduled to be the same as the start date. Course code: 7FHH1125Study DaysThis module is delivered by blended learning, with study days to support the online course. Please note that if low numbers of students book onto this module we may cancel study days at short notice. If this is the case, students already registered will be contacted by our Student Support Team and offered alternative options.The university registration end date is set at 6 weeks before the start date of the module. Late applications can still be processed and will be considered on an individual basis. Please be aware that applications received less than 6 weeks before the start date of the module may result in a slight delay in accessing online learning materials. If you have any queries regarding the above please contact the programme administrator programmes@educationforhealth.orgCourse DetailsAssessment Method: 3,000 word Literature Review Coursework: 100% Weighting: 100%Study Method: Distance learning (includes 1 study day)Duration: 3 monthsNo. of Credits: 15 at Level 7Accrediting Institution: University of Hertfordshire