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.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
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