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Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Health Care

Gain a clear understanding of the concepts and theories surrounding the issues of research and critical appraisal in health care. This is a core module on most 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 material being taught during this module is to help you to gain a better understanding of evidence-based health care, research and critical appraisal. As such, this 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. While some of the material may seem to be challenging, this is appropriate for a Masters level module. The aim is to help students think deeply and develop their critical 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 some of the tasks necessary for the course assignment.

Credit value of module: 20 CATS credits at M level

Pre requisites: None

Directed learning: 30 hours

Self-directed learning: 150 hours

Teaching learning methods: Lectures, seminars, group work, practice

Options:

  • This is a core module on most 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:

Dolores Towers/ Anna Scott

Leader:

Deborah Biggerstaff (On-Site) / Debbi Marais (Distance Learning)

Duration: 5 days (not applicable for DL)

Assessment:
3,000 word essay
Oral Presentation

CATS: 20

Code: MH923
MD915 DL


How to Apply


Next course MH923:

Mon 01 Oct '18
01/10 - 05/10: Understanding Research & Critical Appraisal in Health Care (A)
10am - 5pm: UReCA Cohort A
Mon 05 Nov '18
05/11 - 09/11: Understanding Research & Critical Appraisal in Health Care (A01)
Mon 04 Mar '19
04/03 - 08/03: Understanding Research & Critical Appraisal in Health Care (A02)

Application Deadlines:

(A) - 20/08/2018

(A01) - 24/09/2018

(A02) - 21/01/2019

Funding Opportunities

Fees