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Research in Health and Social Care

Research in Health and Social Care

Level 6, 20 Credits

Course aim

The course is aimed at providing students with an overview of research methods and evidence based practice as applied to the healthcare professions.

Course length

The course is delivered over 1 semester using a blended learning approach and is offered one half day for a 12 week period. 

There are 5 sessions of e-learning which means that the student does not attend the university on those days.

Course cost

The total cost for this CPD module is £800.

Attendance

Part time over one semester. Additional tutorial support can be negotiated with a member of the course team as required.

Course content

The course is intended to give the student a broad understanding of applied research methods and how they can contribute towards an evidenced based practice approach in healthcare. The course is an important grounding for any practicing healthcare professional. 

The programme of study covers topics such as:

  • evidence based practice
  • research philosophy
  • qualitative and quantitative methods
  • data collection and analysis techniques
  • research ethics

The course is also designed to help students appraise research literature and improve their literature searching skills.

Assessment

Research in Health and Social Care will be assessed via a 3000 word research protocol in which the student chooses an area of investigation related to their professional practice area.

Entry requirements

This course is open to registered/certified healthcare parctitioners.

CPD award

This course can be studied within the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Development award framework or as a single CPD.

Study dates

September 2018

January 2019

How to apply

Please apply using the online application form selecting undergraduate from the Level of Entry/Mode of Study drop down.

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes