Research Methodology (Nursing)

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), Distance learning, Cambridge

12 weeks

Module code: MOD004977

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits


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.

Full description

Who should attend?

Established healthcare practitioners who'd like to explore research methodology, and the application of theory to their own practice, in more depth.


September 2018

Chelmsford or Cambridge
26 September 2018
10 and 24 October 2018
7 and 21 November 2018
5 December 2018

January 2019

Chelmsford or Cambridge
30 January 2019
13 and 27 February 2019
13 and 27 March 2019
10 April 2019

May 2019

29 May 2019
12 and 26 June 2019
10 and 24 July 2019
7 August 2019

Distance learning

Week commencing 24 September 2018, online for 12 weeks
Week commencing 28 January 2019, online for 12 weeks

Where you'll study

Your faculty

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.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Peterborough (Guild House)
Guild House

Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.

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Distance learning
Person using laptop

Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.

More about distance learning

Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Dr Nick Wrycraft (Chelmsford)
Tel: 01245 684849

Sally Goldspink
Tel: 01223 695507

CPD Admissions
Tel: 01245 686868

Entry requirements

If you wish to be considered for this module, you’ll have the appropriate professional qualifications or experience in a related field.

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