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Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Health Care (Distance learning)

Gain a clear understanding of the concepts, theories and practical considerations surrounding research and critical appraisal in health care. This is a core module on many taught masters degrees offered by Warwick Medical School.

  • The course comprises a large practical component in which you will have the opportunity to practice the new skills that you have been taught, and to undertake some of the tasks necessary for the course assignment
  • The teaching and learning style is interactive, and draws on the expertise of both our students and teaching staff

The aim of the module is to improve your understanding of evidence-based health care, research and critical appraisal. The module will help prepare you for other modules, and also increase your ability to use research as part of your clinical or research / management role. The learning material used for the distant-learning module is specifically targeted at healthcare professionals, who work across the health and social care sector.

The module will help students think deeply and develop their critical appraisal skills. The course includes a large practical component in which you will have the opportunity to practice the new skills that you have been taught, and to undertake the tasks necessary for the course assignment.

Credit value of module: 20 CATS credits at M level

Pre requisites: None

Directed learning: 36 hours

Self-directed learning: 124 hours

Teaching learning methods: Self-directed online learning, supported by online support sessions

Options:

  • This is a core module on many Masters programmes within Warwick Medical School
  • Take the module as a Postgraduate Award. Contact us for more information
Induction module

Before completing the course, you will undertake our Induction and Professional Development module, introducing you to all the underpinning regulations, guidance and support available to you during your postgraduate study.

Key Facts

Contact:

Bandana Bahia and Melissa Parkes

Leader:

Y-F dot chen at warwick dot ac dot uk

k dot couper at warwick dot ac dot uk

Duration: 20 weeks

Assessment: 3,000-word written essay and recorded oral presentation

CATS: 20

Code: MD915


How to Apply


Next course start date

11 October 2021

Application deadline: 29 August 2021


Funding Opportunities

Fees