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Research: Methods of Enquiry - Level 7 - 20 credits - Module

Currently viewing course to start in 2022/23 Entry.

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc courses to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

  • Level CPD
  • Study mode Short Course/Distance Learning
  • Location City South
  • Award Module
  • Start date January 2023, April 2023, September 2023
  • Fees View course fees
  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc courses to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

Consistent with the learning, teaching and assessment strategies of the programme which this module serves, a range will be employed during its delivery. 

Learning resources are on the module Moodle site. These include lecture notes, journal articles, links to key evidence-based resources, self-directed study activities, and an electronic reading list citing seminal Evidence Based Practice and Research Methods texts suitable for level 7 study. 

Why Choose Us?

Each student will have a choice, to either complete a research proposal for a primary piece of research, or a protocol for a systematic review for their summative assessment. Preparation of these detailed plans help prepare students to undertake a Research Project or a Systematic Review for an MSc Dissertation and to prepare bids in the workplace.

Studying with us during the Covid-19 pandemic

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses. Should the impact of the pandemic continue in future years, any additional or alternative arrangements put in place by the University will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

Fees & How to Apply

Please select your student status to view fees and apply
  • UK Student
  • International Student

UK students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 12 weeks
  • £756 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Apr 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 12 weeks
  • £756 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Sep 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 12 weeks
  • £756 per 20-credit module

International students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 12 weeks
  • £756 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Apr 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 12 weeks
  • £756 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Sep 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 12 weeks
  • £756 per 20-credit module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

How to apply 

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto. 

Who is this course suitable for?

Any student undertaking a Health MSc following the Post-graduate framework.

Course in Depth

Level 7

Course structure

This course includes scheduled learning and teaching activity comprising of lectures, demonstrations, workshops and tutorials with support from the module leader and teaching team. It will also involve independent study which includes guided reading and self-directed study activities with feedback available in class or online

How you'll learn

In September 2022 you will learn by a blended learning approach with asynchronous pre-recorded lectures and four 3 hour long on campus workshops on Wednesday afternoons. 

In January 2023 you will learn by a blended approach with asynchronous pre-recorded lectures and four 3 hour long on campus workshops on Tuesday afternoons. You will also have an online only option with asynchronous pre-recorded lectures and six 2 hour synchronous Teams sessions on Wednesday afternoons. 

International

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Facilities & Staff

 

Our Facilities

Our School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at our City South campus in leafy Edgbaston.

We’ve spent £41million expanding our facilities at City South. These facilities offer hands-on practical experience, replicating the spaces you will come across in professional practice.

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that you learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. Alongside physical spaces such as a mock operating theatre and wards, we also make use of online and virtual technology, such as our virtual ward and virtual case creator.

See more of our skills facilities at City South

Centre for Skills and Simulation

The Centre for Skills and Simulation offers a range of different spaces which replicate situations that you will encounter in practice. These include hospital wards, an operating theatre and a home environment room.

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. The hospital wards can be adapted from low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

The home environment room is the perfect space for teaching communications skills and allows us to simulate a community setting for our students. It is particularly useful for mental health nurses, learning disability nurses and midwives.

Simulation Manikins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and simulation babies (SIM babies) which are anatomically correct manikins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills. The manikins contain software which replicates real symptoms, and can manipulate indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM man can even ‘talk’ to the students as they are treating him, to add another dimension to learning.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building has two open-access IT Suites which offer PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanners. There is also an IT Helpdesk for quick and easy help with your computing or internet issues.

Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

In addition to desktop PCs, we also offer a laptop loan facility, allowing students to borrow a laptop for up to six hours while on campus.

Our staff

Dr Emma Craddock

Senior Lecturer in Health Research

Emma completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Nottingham in 2017 (thesis titled: ‘Emotion and Gender in Local Anti-Austerity Activist Cultures’). Her research utilised a feminist methodology and a combination of qualitative research methods to produce an in-depth exploration of anti-austerity activist culture.

More about Emma

Enquiries

Module Leader

If you have any queries about this course please contact Emma Craddock on:

Professional Navigator

Our Professional Navigator, Nicola Clarke, are also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.