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

  • Course Code: LBR7339
  • Level: CPD
  • Starting: September 2019, January 2020, April 2020
  • Study mode: Short Course (12 weeks)
  • Location: City South

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.

What's covered in the 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.

Credits

This course is worth...

20 credits

This course is open to International students

  • UK students
  • EU and International students

Award: Module

Starting: Sep 2019

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 12 weeks
  • £680 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 12 weeks
  • £680 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Apr 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 12 weeks
  • £680 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Sep 2019

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 12 weeks
  • £680 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 12 weeks
  • £680 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Apr 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 12 weeks
  • £680 per 20-credit module

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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.

Level 7

Module Description
20 credits

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 programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

Specifically, this module will contribute towards students’ personal and professional development fostering independent study. This will be done by encouraging students to further develop their critical thinking and research skills in order to:

  • challenge and critically appraise the existing evidence base in their area of study
  • identify the gaps in knowledge
  • propose primary or secondary research to inform their area of study

Consistent with the learning, teaching and assessment strategies of the programme which this module serves, a range will be employed during its delivery. This will include 36 hours of 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 164 hours of independent study which includes guided reading and self-directed study activities with feedback available in class or on-line.

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.

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.

Course structure

This course includes 36 hours of 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 164 hours of independent study which includes guided reading and self-directed study activities with feedback available in class or on-line

Course dates

Please check the course dates to see when your chosen modules are available throughout the year.

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