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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 using a blended learning approach and is offered every Wednesday morning from 9.00am - 11.00am 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 cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit for both CPD apply and self-funded routes.


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.


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

Dates for the coming year will be available shortly.

How to apply

If your CPD course is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process.

If you are funding the course yourself, 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

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.

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