Project (Online) 340CPD
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CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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This module aims to give students the opportunity to conduct their own research project in a chosen area of professional health-care practice. Students will have the chance to gain some experience within the field of health and social care research by designing and executing their own project.

Course detail

  • This module provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge on research methods within the field of health and social care.
  • This module gives qualified nurses the opportunity to top-up their academic qualification to degree level.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Independently devise, design and conduct a systematic literature review in a chose area.
  • Effectively search for relevant literature and use it appropriately for the construction of valid arguments.
  • Academically write up the findings from literature review.

How will this course be taught

This is an independent learning module that will be delivered during the Spring and Summer terms. A member of staff will be appointed as a supervisor to each student. Contact with the module leader will be facilitated via CU-Online. Learning will also occur through some electronic learning delivery methods such as discussion forums with 1:1 project tutorials.

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

Project Supervision – 20 hours
Self-guided student activity – 380 hours
Total activity – 400 hours

Entry requirements

  • Enrolment either BSc (Hons) Post Registration Nursing or BSc Pre-hospital Emergency Care


  • Research Project – 7000 word written assignment (100% of module mark)

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of degree level modules can enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care and Professional Practice studies which are offered at Coventry University.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess the qualities and knowledge to assist their further development as researchers within the field of health and social care practice.