Do you want to explore power, social and health inequalities and their relevance to health research past and present?
Do you want to know more about different health research methods and approaches?
Do you want to develop key research skills e.g. literature searching, critical appraisal, writing and team-working?
If so, this module is for you.
The module will provide participants with an opportunity to consider the theory and practice of healthcare research e.g. students will be expected to demonstrate the acquisition of key research skills such as literature searching and apply those skills to their own area of practice.
It is suitable for professionals from a wide range of health and social care backgrounds, as well as students from other academic disciplines. Students can study online or on campus.
The module is designed to:
The module is available solely online and assessed through coursework. Assessment will be by a systematic literature search and an annotated bibliography relating to an area of relevance to the student: learning a key research skill.
The majority of our students are already working in health or social care prior to commencement and remain employed throughout the duration of their studies.
Our students develop a wide range of transferable skills during their study that make them attractive to other employers, eg:
The MRes Health Research is designed for students who wish to pursue a variety of different careers in health where research is a core component. Students wish to make a contribution to applied research in a range of contemporary health and social contexts.
Most of our students are employed as health professionals whilst they study part-time with us. When they complete their studies most students will stay in their clinical speciality but use their enhanced research skills/knowledge in their roles e.g. by conducting their own research or service evaluations.
Some students wish to use their Masters study as preparation for a PhD. Our students have been very successful in gaining recognition for their research work and for winning funding for PhD study.