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LP30485: Work-based research project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 18      [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 300
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 90%, OT 10%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment Group KA:Action Plan for Research Project (Addictions Counselling) (CW 10%)
  • Assessment Group KA:Project Log (Addictions Counselling) (CW 10%)
  • Assessment Group KA:Project Presentation (Addictions Counselling) (CW 10%)
  • Assessment Group KA:Project Report (5000 words) Addictions Counselling) (CW 70% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to demonstrate project management techniques and to undertake a pathway specific work-based research project, which introduces new knowledge, practice or policy to a workplace and should build on the skills gained in the 'Research Methods' unit. The content and assignment briefs for this unit will be contextualised to meet the needs of the pathway and the specific work-based setting.

Learning Outcomes:
The student should be able to:
* Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for the successful management of a project
* Set a project in the broader management or organisational context, taking into account relevant theories and practices
* Identify, research and analyse a specific work-based issue or opportunity of either practice or policy origin
* Produce a research proposal, strategy and plan, and show how appropriate goals will be achieved
* Present this research proposal in the workplace for approval
* Conduct and manage the research
* Evaluate the outcomes of the research, make recommendations and produce a final report of the research.

Intellectual: (taught, facilitated and assessed) - principles of project and research management, range of approaches, techniques and tools used to manage projects, project lifecycle from conception to evaluation, project and research design.
Professional: (taught, facilitated and assessed) - analysis and research in the workplace, research techniques, working within an organisation, confidentiality issues, ethical boundaries of research.
Practical: (taught, facilitated and assessed) - research methodology, literature searches, developing proposals, selecting appropriate criteria, evaluation techniques, consultation, report-writing.
Key Skills (facilitated - assessed through other units) - this unit will support students in the demonstration of competence in professional and practical skills to be used in the workplace.

This unit concentrates on developing a clear understanding of research methodologies in a work-based situation and helps develop project-management skills by the implementation and delivery of that project. The clear basis of this module is to follow a research project from initial thoughts through proposals, implementation to final recommendation and evaluation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP30485 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFB09 : BSc(Hons) Addictions Counselling (Work-based learning) (Full-time at Action on Addiction)
  • UHHL-KPB09 : BSc(Hons) Addictions Counselling (Work-based learning) (Part-time at Action on Addiction)