Research Studies, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 77 days
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
This module is designed to provide students with a critical overview of the main methodologies and designs applied to research within health and social care, professional practice, regulation and policy. It provides students with an opportunity to explore the theoretical dilemmas which underlie the process of inquiry and its relationship to practice.

About

This module is designed to provide students with a critical overview of the main methodologies and designs applied to research within health and social care, professional practice, regulation and policy. It provides students with an opportunity to explore the theoretical dilemmas which underlie the process of inquiry and its relationship to practice. The module will provide a framework within which to select, evaluate and justify the research methods chosen by students for their research project.

The module requires the students to prepare and write a research proposal which will normally lead to a level 4 dissertation. Hence prior knowledge of some research approaches at level 3 is normally expected.

This module is taken by students on a variety of Award pathways. Learning will usually be with a group of students who bring different academic and/or professional interests to their study, thus providing a community of collaborative learning well suited to interdisciplinary exploration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Dates to be confirmed.
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Outline content

  • Overall research framework including issues of terminologies, methodologies, research process, and ethical issues in relation to research conduct and utilisation.
  • Critique of published studies of different research approaches.
  • Different concepts of validity, objectivity & generalisability in relation to the different research approaches.
  • Research governance.

Dates

Chelmsford

Cohort 1

26 September 2012
3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 October
7, 14, 21 and 28 November

Cohort 2

30 January 2013
6, 13, 20 and 27 February
6, 13, 20 and 27 March
3 April

Cambridge East Road

Cohort 1

27 September 2012
4, 11, 18 and 25 October
1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November

Cohort 2

31 January 2013
7, 14, 21 and 28 February
7, 14, 21 and 28 March
4 April

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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