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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.

Key Facts


Eva Mussio / Claire Runaghan / Evon Conway

Module Lead: Adel Elfeky

Duration: 20 weeks

CATS: 20

Code: MD915

How to Apply

Funding Opportunities

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3,000-word written essay and recorded oral presentation

Study options

  • This is a core module on many Master's programmes within Warwick Medical School
  • You can also take the module as a Postgraduate Award. Contact us for more information