A research proposal designed to address a research question relevant to the student’s programme (i.e Health Services Management OR Health Promotion OR Public Health). This research proposal may be appropriate for development into a level 3 project.
Research topic proposal
What are the experience of Neuro-oncology service users with frequent changes of executive officers for policy and practice in (Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust) NHS foundation trust in United Kingdom
LENGTH: 3500 words
This assignment will enable students to demonstrate learning outcomes 1-4 and 7-8 (as stated below).
(Learning Outcomes for the module
Demonstrate coherent detailed critical evaluation of past and current (new) knowledge of public health issues and its context, including uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of the knowledge.
Interpret and critically appraise current understanding of global public health issues in order to make appropriate judgements and recommendations in complex and unpredictable contexts.
At the end of this module, students should be able to:
1. Convey knowledge and understanding of stages involved in designing and conducting a viable research project in the area of health promotion, public health and/ or health service management.
2. Apply the principles of research ethics to the design of research proposals and projects.
3. Explain the use of descriptive and inferential statistics in the design and interpretation of health and healthcare research, and in service improvement.
4. Identify the nature and sources of information and data needed to write a research proposal and report using appropriate research process criteria
5. Evaluate aspects of the research process relevant to a chosen field of study.
6. Select techniques appropriate for research in a field of study. These techniques may be qualitative, quantitative or a mixture of both
Subject Based Practical Skills
7. Plan a research project appropriate to a field of study.)
This guide provides you with essential information on the module Research methods for Health Service Management. Please read it carefully as you will need to consult this guide throughout the semester. HS5102 is a core module for Level 5 (Year 2) students studying on all BSc (Hons) Programmes in Health Sciences (i.e. Health Service Management ). A core module means that students must register for and successfully pass this module in order to obtain their degree. Success in this module will require not only passing the assessment tasks, but also undertaking the assigned readings, activities and participating in class discussions.
The module applies the principles of research methods to a range of health issues. We will build on the knowledge and skills that you have acquired having successfully completed HS4103 Introduction to Research Methods).
Very Important Information
The research proposal should outline in detail the steps necessary to complete a research project. This proposal may be suitable for a final year undergraduate project. Sections of the research proposal may include:
2. Introduction / Background:
– Study Problem / Purpose
– Relevance / Study Rationale
– Brief Literature Review
– Research Objectives / Research Question / Hypotheses
3. Study Methods:
– Study Design
– Subjects / Participants
– Inclusion / exclusion criteria
– Intervention details
– Variables / Data Collection
– Data analysis
4. Ethical Considerations
– Informed consent
5. Other considerations:
– Plans for Dissemination
– Timetable of activities
• You will need to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and understanding using a variety of methods.
• You should provide references to literature where appropriate. For example, it is appropriate to reference to literature on relevant research methods. It is also appropriate to provide references to other literature such as research studies and other data that may be used to compare your findings.
• The references should include academic books and textbooks; peer reviewed publications from the academic journals; and reports by national and international organisations;
• Where internet sources are used, these should reliable and evidence-based sources and correctly referenced with the website address and date (NOTE: weblinks alone are not acceptable and Wikipedia (and other sites as such) ARE NOT appropriate references);
• All work must be word processed (except written exams) and written in your own words;
• The word limit must be observed with a 10% discretion; the word count must be indicated on the last page of the essay;
• The text must be divided using headings or sections and must include an introduction and conclusion;
• All pages must be numbered;
• The Title page must include; the title and the number of the module; the name of the module leader; your student number; the assignment title and the topic you selected.
• All referencing should be in line with ‘cite them right’ – (reference correctly).
• Work must be proofread for grammar, spelling and formatting mistakes before handing in;
• You should check your essay via Turnitin in prior to hand in; be sure that you leave ample time to make any necessary changes and note that Turnitin can take up to 24 hours to provide an ‘Originality Report’;