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Research Methods - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Dates(s): September; February

Duration:

One semester, intake September and February

Fees:

Part-time - £1,230 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Develop a rigorous approach to the process of research
  • Prepares you to complete a dissertation or research project
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of a full master's course.

This module is aimed at all health care professionals and will prepare you to undertake a research project/dissertation in the future.

This module will explore:

  • Contemporary issues and debates in research
  • Theories/paradigms of research
  • Ethics of research
  • Reviewing literature and the critical analysis of existing research
  • Developing a research question/hypothesis
  • Designing appropriate research
  • Role and function of the pilot study
  • Developing a research proposal
  • Access and sampling
  • Methods of data collection
  • Fundamentals of frequently used statistical tests
  • Presentation, analysis and interpretation of data
  • Uses and application of ICT
  • Dissemination and publication of research

Entry Requirements

Registered professional working in health and social care with a graduate or graduate equivalent.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language is not English you must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.

Suitable For

All health and social care professionals interested in advancing their skills and knowledge of research methods.

Fees 2017-18

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,230 per 30 credit module

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.

Teaching

This module is delivered in a variety of ways including lectures, seminars, videos, discussion, case scenarios, reflective practice and individual tutorial support.

Assessment

Assignment: 5,000 words.

Employability

Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development.

On completion of this module you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to design, implement and analyse research methods and results. You will be able to apply what you have learnt to undertake your own research project.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

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