Research Methodology, Methods and Design
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Research Methodology, Methods and Design

OVERVIEW

This module is designed for students to enable them to examine the philosophical basis of research and evaluate different research methods used in health and social science. The module will provide students with the opportunity to develop their ability in preparing a detailed research proposal within the field of their own profession/speciality. Ethical and legal aspects of research studies will also be considered in the module.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • This module uses classroom based teaching and some online learning support, which allows for a flexible student engagement.
  • This module gives students the chance to enhance their research knowledge in order to expand their range of employment opportunities.
  • The skills acquired during this module will provide students with a general approach to problem solving that is transferable to other situations.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • The philosophical basis for designing research studies.
  • The selection and evaluation of research methodology and design to address specific research questions or hypotheses.
  • Knowledge and skills relevant for research project design.
  • The use of appropriate data analysis techniques.
  • The evaluation of ethical, political, legal and social issues associated with the development of a research proposal.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

This module will be classroom based covering the theory and practice of research methods; online learning will be used to support teaching and learning.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Coursework 1: 15 minute Presentation (20% of module mark)

Coursework 2: 3000 word Research Proposal (80% of module mark)

TEACHING CONTACT HOURS

Course work – 60 hours

Workshops – 33 hours

Self-guided student activity – 107 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry Requirements

  • Master degree enrolment
  • English Language level: English as Foreign Language: IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this course and to download our full course prospectus, please see the information about the Continuing Professional Development courses run by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of master degree modules can enable students/practitioners to proceed with their development as professionals within the field of their own clinical practice/speciality.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess essential qualities and knowledge within the field of research methodology, design and methods, which can expand practitioners’ career prospects.
APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
M58PH
Duration:

    Qualification:
    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

    Course type:
    • Part time
    • Short Courses

    Fees:
    £722

    Contact Details:

    Health and Social Care Unit

    +44(0)24 7765 5989
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