UPDATE 28.12.23 – There are currently remaining places on this module. If you are interested please check the page for dates to check you are available and contact us with your details (mobile no, ESR no, line manager)

*Please ensure you have read all information below*

*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.

*Completion of Health & Social Care Research Methods & Methodology is a pre-requisite.*


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:


09:00 16:00 20/09/2023 Campus

09:00 16:00 04/10/2023 Online

09:00 16:00 18/10/2023 Campus

09:00 16:00 01/11/2023 Online



09:00 16:00 28/02/2024 Campus

09:00 16:00 13/03/2024 Online

09:00 16:00 27/03/2024 Campus

09:00 16:00 17/04/2024 Online

**Timings have since been updates to 9am to 12pm**


**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: 10th July 2023 at 9am

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

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The protected characteristics monitoring form is separate to the main application form; completion is optional & anonymous. We ask for information on your ‘protected characteristics’ in order to help us monitor our performance on equality.

If you have already completed this form since April 2024 & nothing has changed, there is no need to complete again.

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. Occasionally spaces open up closer to the date, if this happens we will offer these places on a first come first come basis via SWAST CPD and CPD mailing lists. Or contact us to enquire.