Aims/Description: Making appropriate use of a range of information sources is a skill which is pivotal to positive undergraduate outcomes. This year one undergraduate unit runs across two semesters. Semester one facilitates the transition to University study and introduces students to University resources and information retrieval. The second semester provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary in the retrieval, understanding and critical appraisal of evidence in the health sciences literature. Taking a broad perspective of the term `research skills' the module will incorporate critical awareness of the distinction between scientific and other types of knowledge and the analysis of the quality of each of these sources.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: WILSON FIONA M
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Nursing and Midwifery):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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