This course will introduce you to more complex study designs and higher-level critical appraisal. Several research methods will be explored in depth with consideration of both quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods designs.
During the course, you will be guided and supported to develop the skills required by professional researchers to disseminate research plans and findings in a range of contexts. The course will equip you to evaluate the utility of different research designs to address specific research questions.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for those working in the field of health who would like to further develop their basic knowledge of research methods in order to undertake their own research, enhance their understanding of medical research, and/or enhance their ability to provide evidence-based care for patients.
The course will start on Friday 22nd January 2021, and finish on Friday 2nd April 2021.
For the year 2020/21 all course content will be provided asynchronously online, with the exception of some support sessions which will be held synchronously.
Course content addressing a new topic will be posted online each week. Online activities and teaching will total approximately 30 hours across the course.
Students are expected to conduct around 120 hours of self-directed learning for this course.
This course equips you with a detailed understanding of advanced research designs to support your own independent research and your ability to interpret and appraisal medical evidence.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.