*This module is open to staff from across SWAST, however please be mindful that delivery of this module may be face-to-face, so some travel may be required. Travel costs are not supported as part of this module funding. Please contact the university directly if you have any queries about this.*

Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements. Please note application deadline.

Advanced search skills:

  • Critical appraisal
  • Links between policy and practice
  • Stakeholder perspectives including public and patient involvement
  • Research methods and ethics
  • Service Evaluation Theory
  • Barriers to change implementation
  • Writing for a professional audience
  • Dissemination techniques

On successful completion of this 30 or 40 credit module, you will be able to:

  • Select and develop a research method appropriate to particular research questions.
  • Critically analyse ethical issues within the research process.
  • Critically evaluate research and current issues in a selected area of practice.
  • Demonstrate analysis and interpretation of data collected.
  • Critically evaluate the findings and their applicability and implications for the development and improvement of practice.
  • Articulate a coherent argument and an ability to defend that line of reasoning.
  • Evaluate and reflect upon your own performance in applying the research process to your professional role.

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You need to have already completed the health and social care module to be eligible to complete the dissertation.


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Contact dates:

Cohort 1:

21/09/2022 – Campus
05/10/2022 – Campus
19/10/2022- Campus
02/11/2022- Campus


Cohort 2:

02/03/2023- Campus
16/03/2023- Campus
30/03/2023- Campus
13/04/2023- Campus


Timings: 9am to 5pm


*Dates, format & timings correct at time of publishing (May 2022). Please check the UWE module page or contact UWE CPD admissions if you have any queries. Capacity on specific runs is managed by UWE.   


Please fill in the funding application form below and click submit.

Deadline for applications: 25th July 2022 at 9am

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as the CPD scoring process

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For further information about the module, please click here. If you have any queries specifically regarding the module, please contact UWE Admissions Office on HAS.CPD@uwe.ac.uk or call 0117 328 1158.

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The deadline for applications has now passed. Please do not apply for funding via the UWE website, as your funding application will be rejected.