Over recent decades there has been significant emphasis on evidence-based practice and, as a healthcare practitioner, you need to be able to justify the care that you choose to provide.
This module is designed to support you in building an understanding of research in health and social care, relevant to your own specialist area of practice.
By providing clear and uncomplicated guidance, in what is often a complex and overwhelming area, this course will give you the skills to find research papers relating to a particular aspect of practice and how to understand, analyse and critique them.
You can learn face-to-face in five taught sessions, or you can study by distance learning. However you choose to study, you will have access to online content and will also have an appointed supervisor to support your learning.
You’ll submit a 5,000-word assignment electronically.
After completing this module, you’ll be able to:
Established healthcare practitioners who'd like to explore research methodology, and the application of theory to their own practice, in more depth.
Cambridge or Chelmsford
27 September 2017
11 and 25 October 2017
8 and 22 November 2017
6 December 2017
Cambridge or Chelmsford
31 January 2018
14 and 28 February 2018
14 March 2018
11 and 25 April 2018
31 May 2018
14 and 28 June 2018
12 and 26 July 2018
Week commencing 25 September 2017, online for 12 weeks
Week commencing 29 January 2018, online for 12 weeks
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
September 2017, January 2018
Short course continuing professional development ()
October 2017, September 2017
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