Our postgraduate module will give you a critical overview of the main methodologies and designs applied to research in health. You'll explore the theoretical dilemmas which underlie the process of inquiry and develop your knowledge in order to support effective, evidence-based practice.
Evidenced-based practice is now a central tenet of professional practice and aligns with the concepts of competence and quality of care. Our module will allow you to better understand the research you read to inform your practice, and to make judgements about its quality. It will also prepare you to undertake research at work or as part of a course of study.
Together, we'll explore the overarching research framework including both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, data collection methods, issues of rigour and data analysis approaches. This will include an overview of descriptive and inferential statistical principles. We'll also look at reviewing published literature, critiquing studies and understanding the methodology of systematic reviews, and ethical issues relating to research conduct and use, and research governance.
At the end of the module you'll be able to:
This module is suitable for qualified health professionals from a range of different backgrounds. Prior knowledge of research equivalent to that found within a third year undergraduate research studies module is required for this module.
This module is taken by students on a variety of Masters courses. You'll usually learn alongside a group of students who bring different academic and/or professional interests to their study.
The teaching and learning strategies we use on this module take into account the features of postgraduate study, including independent and self-directed learning, interdisciplinary discussion and exploration of themes and issues, and the ability to synthesise and transfer knowledge across specialisms. You'll be expected to complete some reading to prepare for each session.
Chelmsford: 26 September 2016
The module will be running on Mondays 9-4 for 10 weeks
Cambridge: 27 September 2016
The module will be running on Tuesdays 9-4 for 10 weeks
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.
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