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Foundations in Research Methods and Data Analysis CPPD

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Course overview

The aim of this module is to provide you with basic research skills to enable you to access the evidence base and perform entry-level statistics.

It will allow you to learn about different research methodologies and be able to critique the literature.  You will also gain working knowledge of the principles underlying statistics and have an introductory knowledge of a specialist statistical software package (SPSS) and learn about qualitative methodology, analysis and be able to recognise techniques used in this type of research.

Module dates

Term 1

SEP: Monday 30 September 2019
OCT: Monday 7, 14, 21 and 28 October 2019
NOV: Monday 4 November 2019

Exam Date: 1 January 2020



Prerequisite knowledge

Overseas students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

A first degree in a medical/health or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree, 3.0 GPA or an equivalent international degree).

Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Module leaders

  • Dr Mark Haddad

    Mark Haddad is currently Senior Lecturer in Health Service Research, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, and Senior Tutor for Research at City, University of London. Prior to this, he was a Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

    Mark initially trained as a general ...