The course will help you to develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of a clinical research area, and to understand and critically evaluate the factors that influence and shape effective clinical research in practice.
You will gain an understanding of the issues and challenges that arise from conducting real-life research in clinical settings. You will learn how duty of care within the delivery of health services impacts on research activity, and you will learn about governance and ethical issues relating to research in health and social care settings.
Who is it for?
This course would benefit anyone who wants to move beyond a theoretical understanding of research to understanding what it really looks and feels like in practice, and the benefits and challenges of carrying out research in healthcare settings.
This module runs from January to April 2024, with the assignment due in May.
There are three tutorials from 2 til 5pm on;
Monday 29th January 2024
Monday 4th March 2024
Monday 8th April 2024
Additionally, students will need to complete at least 30 hours of placement time, at a time that suits them and their placement host.
This module is worth 15 credits and will provide a unique experience of healthcare research in practice, and can either be undertaken as a standalone, or can be used to contribute to the PGCert Clinical Research or the MRes Clinical Research.