School of Health in Social Science

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 Level 11
Credits 20
Course director Dr Sheila Rodgers
Start Date September 2017
Fees (UK/EU) £1055
Fees (Overseas) £2145

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.


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Further information

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

Sergio Mori

Nursing Studies CPD Secretary

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