Research Methods in Nursing and Healthcare A

This course is offered as a core course for the MSc by Research in Nursing, the MSc Advanced Nursing Practice, the Masters of Nursing in Clinical Research and the MSc Dementia. It presents an eclectic view of research methods in health and care research.

SQCF Level11
Credits20
Course directorDr Sheila Rodgers
Fees (UK/EU)£870
Fees (Overseas)£1760

About the course

Increasing importance is being attached to evidence-based practice and policy in healthcare systems around the world.

This reflects a growing awareness of the necessity for health care and health services to make best use of science and technology in delivering high quality and cost-effective services and in systematically evaluating their outcomes, whether in terms of individual benefit, service attainment, consumer satisfaction or public health improvement.

All healthcare professionals are now expected to have a sophisticated understanding of how research methods and research findings can be exploited in the delivery, development and evaluation of services for the benefit of patients and clients.

Course aims

During this course, students will be expected to gain detailed and critical knowledge of the principal research designs and methods relevant to nursing and healthcare research.

Research scholarships

The Florence Nightingale Foundation invites applications for the 2013 Research, Travel and Leadership Scholarships. These scholarships provide a fantastic chance to engage in nursing and midwifery research activity, and provide up to £5000 in funding.

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entry requirements

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Further information

For further information about the content of this course please contact the Nursing Studies CPD secretary:

Sergio Mori Sierra
Nursing Studies CPD Secretary
Medical School
Teviot Place
Edinburgh EH8 9AG
Tel: Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4661
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