Researching for Practice
This module will allow you to develop a critical understanding of a range of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and apply their use to specific health care scenarios. You will be encouraged to critically appraise the appropriateness of a range of study designs and data collection and analysis methods, in relation to a specific research question(s).
Who the module is aimed at
All health and social care professionals.
Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient
This knowledge will further enhance your ability to critique the value and quality of research evidence underpinning clinical practice and you will also be able to apply this knowledge in later dissertation work, or other research you plan and undertake.
What you learn
You will gain a basic but essential understanding of a range of research methods and how to apply them to a chosen area of research in your practice.
General areas covered
- Developing a research question
- Building a search strategy
- Critiquing the literature
- Introduction to quantitative and qualitative approaches to research
- Ethical considerations
- Methods of data collection and analysis
- Introduction to use of statistics in research
Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills
Research inquiry skills, database search skills.
Unique or interesting features
This is a multi-professional module and the opportunity to work with and learn with others is a positive aspect of the module.
Fees and Funding for 2019/20
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home / EU student: £670
International students: £1,125 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.
This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:
|How to apply||
To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:
To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
• Relevant professional qualification
• Relevant work experience
• Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support
This module is a pre requisite module to the Dissertation module. It can also be taken as a stand-alone module.
(The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form)
This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus
This module has multiple intake dates for different courses throughout the year as follows. Please contact the Module Leader or your Course Leader for details of which cohorts are most suitable for your course/profession:
Cohort 1: this cohort commences in October 2019, with attendance at the University required on 8th October, 22nd October, 12th November and 26th November 2019.
Cohort 2: this cohort commences in October 2019, with attendance at the University required on 11th October, 25th October, 8th November and 22nd November 2019.
Cohort 4: this cohort commences in February 2020, with attendance at the University required on 7th February, 21st February, 6th March and 20th March 2020.
Cohort 5: this cohort commences in June 2020, with attendance at the University required on 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July and 10th July 2020.
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
- Written Assignment
Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits
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