Health Research Methods
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research Methods is aimed at those who want a thorough grounding in research design and appropriate methods for answering research questions. Students will gain knowledge and skills in identifying research questions, evaluating and critiquing published research in their field of interest, and designing research projects. Common data collection and analysis methods are a key focus of the course. It provides essential training and development to help professionals to develop their research capabilities and capacities, gain funding for their own research, or support others in understanding and undertaking research. Students on the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research Methods are largely drawn from clinical professions or administrative positions within the NHS but the course is open to all who want to gain a better understanding of health and health services research.
As a student you will receive education and guidance from our internationally highly regarded staff. In addition, there are regular guest lectures and seminars from experts engaged in research development
The programme is delivered at the Queen's Campus, Stockton.
The modules are delivered through short intensive classroom blocks with supported self-learning. This form of teaching style is designed to suit all needs and those wanting to balance their study with professional commitments.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research Methods (B9K214) is comprised of two modules .
|Quantitative Health Research Methods||30 Credits|
|Qualitative Health Research Methods||30 Credits|
A significant portion of our students go on to pursue PhD studies in a health related field. Other students apply their knowledge in organisations that utilise health research outputs, such as National Public Service departments, Local Government Authorities, and Health Care Provider organisations.
- 2:1 Honours degree or International equivalent (i.e. GPA 3.2/4.0) in a health or social science related subject
- Two academic references
- Satisfactory English Language Proficiency
- Good Personal Statement
- PGC = 10 months (part time only)