The aim of this course is to enable you to develop your theoretical, methodological and research skills to enhance your ability to undertake searches of the academic literature, critically appraise research studies, plan and conduct rigorous research and reach sound analytical conclusions. It is these conclusions that can form the basis for the development of effective service delivery in health and social care organisations.
You will develop a thorough understanding of the principles, theory and epistemology of research and data analysis methods. Equal emphasis is given to the teaching of qualitative and quantitative research methods and study designs.
Who is it for?
This course has been designed to meet the needs of clinical practitioners across the medical and non-medical workforce, as well as students pursuing qualifications in public health, health policy, advanced clinical practice and health management.
This course is delivered in Autumn and Spring terms, over 10 weeks, with all materials provided online via Moodle.
The aim of this online course is to enhance your ability to critically appraise and conduct rigorous research and reach sound analytical conclusions.
This course may be undertaken as part of the School of Health & Psychological Sciences Masters programmes, or as a CPD course worth 60 CPD hours.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 30 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 30 credits toward eligible programmes.