This modular multidisciplinary programme in Heath Research Methods offers a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) and a Masters in Health Research Methods (180 credits). This programme is vital for anyone wanting to develop or enhance their career in health care and health-related research.
You will gain knowledge and understanding of:
- the range and application of research methods in health care
- critical evaluation and interpretation of published literature
- epidemiology, to a level that enables formulation of appropriate questions about health at a population level, the selection of appropriate techniques through which such questions can be addressed and the analysis, synthesis and presentation of the data collected
- statistical tests and their proper use in the analysis of various types of data, to a level that will enable critical analysis of statistical approaches in the epidemiological and clinical trials literature and the correct application of statistics in their own project work
You will attain the ability to:
- critically evaluate published literature, analyse and interpret data and devise areas for further study
- design and undertake research in a relevant field
- undertake self-directed learning and applying these skills in future work
- appropriately synthesise and present existing and new research findings and concepts
The programme can be studied either full-time, part-time or over up to five years by flexible learning. Non UK/EU students may only study the programme on full-time basis.
You will study the following core modules:
You will choose 80 credits from the list below.
Please note: some optional modules may have pre-requisites
You will take the 120 credits from taught modules as per the Masters choices but will not complete the dissertation.
You will obtain 60 credits from a choice of core and optional modules. You can transfer from the Certificate to Diploma and from Diploma to the Masters based on appropriate performance.
*These modules are available on a stand-alone basis. For more details click on the module title.