SHE Level 6
SCQF Credit Points 120.00
ECTS Credit Points 60.00
Module Code MDB124544
Module Leader Lorna Paul
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Physiotherapy
  • A (September start)-B (January start)-C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Normally Advanced Research Enquiry and Project 1 Module Co-Requisite Knowledge Professional Development 3 Module

Summary of Content

This module will provide the opportunity for students to the findings from a research study to be the catalyst for developing an artefact such as a technology enhanced or enabled/ driven product or resource to disseminate an element(s) of the research study and provide evidence of impact. In undertaking the project students will co-create their resource or product with the targeted end user(s).


-283b7 Creation and innovation b7 Co-creation b7 Patient/ public involvement b7 User-centred/ participatory design b7 Interdisciplinary collaborative working b7 Equality, diversity and inclusion b7 Communicating for the public/ layperson b7 Public engagement b7 Finance and enterprise b7 IPR and copyright

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Critically apply a range of search strategies to identify resources related to the project topic area. 2. Work collaboratively with identified users and/or stakeholders to conceptualise and co-create an innovative, original artefact and such as a technology enhanced or enabled resource or product3. Manage the project independently taking into account the financial, legal, ethical, safety and logistical issues.4. Critically evaluate the collaborative co-creation and decision making processes undertaken throughout the project.5. Present and engage in critical diaglogue concerning the project resource or product with both profesional and public audiences. 6. Demonstrate originality and creativity in the development and application of new knowledge, understanding and practices.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The Project 2 module is characterised by independent study meaning that students are responsible for directing their learning journey and resources in conducting the project. Consequently, the teaching and learning strategy centres on supporting and facilitating effective independent learning. In this context, there will be an introductory briefing session and short series of workshops to develop students' knowledge and skills in topics such as: creativity and innovation; co-creation; patient/ public involvement; user-centred design and enterprise. Students will be signposted to relevant research and academic development opportunities, e.g. workshops provided by the Learning Development Centre. Academic support will be provided by two designated academic supervisors whose role is to advise and guide the doctoral student. Students are entitled to a maximum of 18 hours support from their supervisory team, which may be face to face, telephone, video-conferencing or e-mail.

Indicative Reading

-284 Barnes, M., Cotterell, P., 2012, Critical perspectives on user involvement, Policy, Bristol. Bhalla, G. 2011, Collaboration and Co-creation: New Platforms for Marketing and Innovation, Springer New York, New York, NY. Borg, J. 2013, Persuasion: the art of influencing people, 4th edn, Pearson, Harlow, England. Dubina, I.N., Carayannis, E.G. 2016, Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Across Cultures: Theory and Practices, 1st 2016. edn, Springer New York, New York, NY. Hastings, G., Domegan, C. 2013, Social marketing: from tunes to symphonies, 2nd edn, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon. Stagars, M. 2015, University Startups and Spin-Offs: Guide for Entrepreneurs in Academia, Apress, Berkeley, CA. Taulli, T. 2012, How to Create the Next Facebook: Seeing Your Startup Through, from Idea to IPO, Apress, Berkeley, CA.

Transferrable Skills

Project design and management; co-creation/ co-production; problem solving; collaborative working; presentation skills; advanced communication and writing skills; creativity and innovation; critical thinking; time management; stakeholder involvement; user centred design; pitching skills; critical dialogue; influencing; enterprise.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 10.00
Independent Learning (FT) 999.00
Seminars (FT) 7.00
Assessment (FT) 120.00
Lectures (FT) 1.00
Independent Learning (FT) 45.00
Supervision 18.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 50.00 45% 4500 words - Critical decision making report
Course Work 02 n/a 50.00 45% Dragons Den Style pitch with Q&A - 20 minutes