Short course

Creating and Applying Evidence

This course will equip you with knowledge to strengthen your research skills and broaden your understanding of evidence in healthcare.

Start date
15th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th April 2024 and October 2024
5 days
Home - £1130
Postgraduate Microcredential
20 credits


This short course will develop your ability to develop a focused research question, gain a basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative research paradigms and methods, and be able to undertake an in-depth, systematic appraisal of evidence.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this short course you will be able to:

  • Develop a focused research question
  • Gain a basis understanding of qualitative and quantitative research paradigms and methods
  • Be able to undertake an in depth, systematic appraisal of evidence
  • Consider use and application of evidence in healthcare
  • Describe the process and available tools to develop a focused research question
  • Consider and select the most appropriate methodology to answer a research question
  • Systematically identify, select, and critically appraise available evidence.


20 credits



  • 15 April 2024 - F2F
  • 16 April 2024 - F2F
  • 18 April 2024 - Online
  • 23 April 2024 - Online
  • 25 April 2024 - Online


  • TBC


One 3,500-word essay 

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Stand Alone Course

This short course can also be taken as a stand-alone course and to apply, you will need to evidence your ability to study at Masters level. 

For applications and further information, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator:
+44 (0)121 414 6014