*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. Please contact UWE 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 and that you have checked the application deadline.
These 15 or 20 credit level 7 Health and Social Care Research: Methods and Methodology course will give you an overview of:
- the current state of research in health and social care, including, for example issues of funding, the formulation of research questions, the relationship between evidence and practice and the implementation of research findings in different settings
- the access, use and the development of information systems: databases; libraries; bibliographic searching; the Internet
- critical appraisal methods as applied to selected research methodologies and strategies adopted in health and social care, including:
- evaluating intervention research (experimental and quasi-experimental research; randomised controlled trials; action research; descriptive and inferential statistics including both parametric and non-parametric approaches)
- evaluating survey research
- evaluating qualitative research (open interviews, discourse and content analysis, observational research)
- evaluation criteria: reliability, validity; issues of corroboration; triangulation
- the main research methodologies and strategies
- Health Service evaluation
- ethical issues in research
- innovations in research and the development of new methodologies.
There is also a 15 (UZWSRV-15-M) or 20 (UZWYGP-20-M) credit distance learning module option available.
Careers / Further study
This course can contribute towards the following Programmes subject to relevant credit to be undertaken:
- MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
- MSc Advanced Practice
- Professional Development Awards
The course syllabus typically includes:
Knowledge and understanding
- Critically analyse the rationale for particular qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods.
- Interpret the stages of the research process and the meaning and significance of data generation and analysis in qualitative and quantitative research.
- Apply the critical knowledge of the relationships between sampling and theory generation.
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of the need for and the process of research governance.
- Make evaluative judgements on the relevance of qualitative and quantitative approaches to the investigation of research issues/questions.
- Justify the appropriate uses of primary and secondary sources of data.
- Critically appraise published research relating to their discipline area and its implications for policy and practice.
- Critically appraise a selection of appropriate tools for data collections and analysis.
- Demonstrate an ability to deal effectively with the ethical issues arising in the conduct of research.
- Demonstrate a reflective approach to research.
- Demonstrate a critical insight into ethical issues, intellectual property rights and other legal considerations arising in the conduct of research.
Learning and Teaching
A variety of learning approaches will be used in conjunction with weekly face-to-face seminars and self-directed study.
You will require easy access to a computer and the internet for the duration of the module.
For the 15 credit level 7 (Masters level) module: a 3,000 word assignment.
For the 20 credit level 7 (Masters level) module: a 4,000 word assignment.
Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.
Attendance days for the course
|Module||Cohort dates||Time||Delivery Method|
|HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE RESEARCH: METHODS AND METHODOLOGY – UZWSPX-15-M / UZWRGQ-20-M||20/09/23||09:00-16:00||Campus|
|HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE RESEARCH: METHODS AND METHODOLOGY – UZWSPX-15-M / UZWRGQ-20-M||24/01/24||09:00-16:00||Campus|
|HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE RESEARCH: METHODS AND METHODOLOGY – UZWSPX-15-M / UZWRGQ-20-M||10/04/24||09:00-16:00||Campus|
|HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE RESEARCH: METHODS & METHODOLOGY – UZWYGP-20-M/UZWSRV-15-M (Distance
**Dates, format & timings correct at time of publishing (June 2023). Cohort capacity is managed by UWE, so it is not possible to guarantee run until successfully enrolled. Most up to date information on dates can either be found here or will be available the UWE Dashboard (if you are a successfully enrolled applicant).**
Please fill in the funding application form below and click submit.
Deadline for applications: Monday 10th July 2023 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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