You will conduct a series of investigations (some based on your healthcare setting, others are studied privately or with tutor group colleagues), to explore the basis for service improvement, including robust and appropriate underpinning evidence, best research practice and skill analysis. The module provides opportunities to explore the work of the researcher, look at ways to evaluate evidence, and explore approaches that can assist you to unpick skills practised locally.
This Researching and Evaluating Healthcare Practice module offered at The Open University UK is relevant to a wide variety of people who aspire to improve the quality of healthcare. Through this module you will gain skills which will enable you to gather and review evidence in order to determine enhancements in healthcare.
If you are engaged in audit, healthcare improvement and similar work, lead or work with a healthcare improvement team or work with others on their research (e.g. practising as a research nurse), this will be a valuable module for you. The module is also valuable for healthcare practitioners making contributions within social care environments, charities and similar or anywhere that healthcare is a concern and where there is a need for healthcare improvement.
This module is self-contained and develops a coherent set of skills and so is open to both individual students and sponsors who wish to develop a cohort of their staff in this area of work.
You can apply until:
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The module is divided into four blocks of study, each with associated investigations.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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