Research Methods Applied to Public Health (Level 7, 30 credits)
Develop a rigorous approach to the process of research in health and social care
School of Health and Society
This module is ideal for health and social care professionals looking to develop a rigorous approach to a research project.
This module will explore:
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
This module is delivered in a variety of ways including lectures, seminars, videos, discussion, case scenarios, reflective practice and individual tutorial support.
5,000 word written piece of work.
The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.
Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.
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 and may choose to undertake further postgraduate study.
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.
This module starts in September or February and lasts for one semester.
This module is suitable for all health and social care professionals interested in advancing their skills and knowledge of research methods.
Previous study and experience
You must be:
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
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).
|Type of study||Year||Fees|
|Part-time||2023/24||£1,425 per 30 credit module|
|Part-time||2024/25||£1,470 per 30 credit module|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.