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Aims and Learning Outcomes

You will learn to identify, interpret, appraise and apply research relating to health care.

These capabilities are essential for advanced professional expertise in health care and therefore make a vital contribution to successful completion of all MSc degrees in WMS.

Learn to
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the conceptual foundations of research relating to health care
  • Explain the principles and practice of evidence based health care and their application in specific areas of clinical practice
  • Evaluate evidence produced by different types of research design and its role in the development of health care services and clinical practice
  • Use the principles and techniques of critical appraisal to evaluate the limitations of research evidence, including complex interventions and studies at the forefront of methodological development
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the implications of research for clinical practice and service development