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Advanced Practice Research Project

Course Type
Postgraduate, Module

Advanced Practice Research Project

This module allows students to demonstrate their application of advanced practice research knowledge and skills in their current work place.

This module will enable students to:

  • Plan a research investigation within a clinical area, research unit or educational institution relevant to health and social care.
  • Review and critically analyse previous literature and current policy in this area to determine / refine and inform the focus and nature of the investigation.
  • Determine appropriate methods of investigation for the research task;justifying the advanced practice rationale and recognising its limitations.
  • Collect or review and critically analyse data or information in the relevant subject field. Interpret the data collected and explain the significance, clinical relevance and implications for service transformation for patient or population benefit.
  • Present the work in the appropriate format for publication submission.


Work based research project chosen by student and undertaken in their usual place of work or within the University of Birmingham


3,500-7,000 word dissertation.

Module Leads

Dr Cara Bailey
Dr Ping Guo

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Dr Alistair Hewison
Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou
Professor Annie Topping
Professor Julie Taylor
Dr Cara Bailey
Dr Christopher Wagstaff
Dr Nutmeg Hallett
Dr Amelia Swift
Dr Roger Newham
Louise Beesley
Dr Kanta Kumar
Dr Helen Taylor

Entry Requirements

120 credits level 7 from the MSc  Advanced Clinical Practice OR MSc Advanced Practice (Global) (OR equivalent)