The Certificate in Health Research Methods is designed to provide a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) qualification. The course is available through distance learning, via eLearning.
Health Research Methods postgraduate course consists of one module in health research methods. This course is designed to enable students to develop critical evaluation skills in a practice rather than academic context.
The Health Research Methods course is recognised as contributing to UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP) continuing professional development. The course learning outcomes map to Health Informatics National Occupational Standards and Key Skills Framework.
Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
Online (no attendance)
No Partner College
The course is aimed at all NHS staff with a need to develop their information skills whether in a clinical or management context. Candidates are expected to hold a relevant honours degree, or be able to demonstrate professional experience and qualifications at a graduate equivalent level. The course team welcome applicants without the formal qualifications, and each application will be assessed individually through interview and evidence provided by the applicant. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate IT skills.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification (subject to change).
Candidates may use this course to submit a portfolio of evidence to achieve an NHS IMT (Professional) Certificate Award and may be eligible for a bursary from the NHSIA towards fees on this route.
- To enable students to develop and practice a range of information and research skills to enable them to initiate and carry out research leading to improvements in their own professional practice and in the quality of patient care.
- To enable students to develop a critical understanding of current issues within NHS R&D and to develop frameworks for understanding and the development of problem-solving strategies.
- To provide a learning experience which uses the diverse range of student experience and enables the integration of theory and practice.
- To enable students to develop their personal and professional interest in the use of information and information technology for health research.
- To equip students to carry out research within the NHS environment and in support of the NHS R&D agenda.
Course at a Glance
To obtain a Certificate in Health Research Methods a student must complete one module from either:
- Quantitative Methodology for Health Research
- Qualitative Methodology for Health Research
Learning Environment & Assessment:
The course is available via eLearn.
Assessment is through coursework. A variety of course work is undertaken including short papers, oral presentations and electronic presentations.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
Learning outcome & aims
We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.
Industry links & professional accreditation
This course is recognised as contributing to UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP) continuing professional development. The course learning outcomes map to Health Informatics National Occupational Standards and Key Skills Framework. Recognised by National NHS HI quality schemes.
Work experience and international opportunities
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.
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From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.
Fees & Funding
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the College of Health and Wellbeing.
£5,000 per year (UK/EU)
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.
Application for postgraduate courses is made directly to the University. An application form can be submitted either on-line via, www.uclan.ac.uk
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