Combining compulsory/core modules with empirical research Combining compulsory/core modules with empirical research

Students will undertake the compulsory/core modules as listed below including engaging in a dissertation which will give them the opportunity to undertake empirical research within an internationally recognised research environment. For an example of a timetable of the full time route please follow this link.

Modules

Introduction to Research Methods

This module introduces students to both qualitative and quantitative research design and methods issues; such that students are able to critique research reports and research based peer reviewed journal articles.

Introduction to Research Ethics and Governance

Students will be encouraged to develop their understanding of the ethical principles that underpin clinical research and to begin to critique research from an ethical perspective.

Students will also be required to take modules in Further Quantitative and Further Qualitative Research Methods.

Dissertation

The dissertation allows students to illustrate the depth of knowledge that they have developed through the whole of their MSc in Clinical Research and to give students practical experience in conducting research.

Systematic Reviews and Research Synthesis

This module familiarises students with data extraction, validity assessment and synthesizing evidence from qualitative and quantitative studies, as well as recent developments in research synthesis methods.

Health Economics

The purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to the approach, concepts and models used by economists in addressing issues in health, public health, and health care.

Further Quantitative Research Methods

The purpose of this module is to build on the coverage of qualitative methods and critical appraisal skills that were introduced and described in the Introduction to Research Methods module. The skills to be developed further include being able to 1:gain further knowledge of the conduct of qualitative studies 2: negotiate and acquire the practical skills needed in the planning and design, the data collection, the data analysis, and the data interpretation of a qualitative study.

Further Qualitative Methods 

The purpose of this module is to build on the coverage of qualitative methods and critical appraisal skills that were introduced and described in the Introduction to Research Methods module. The skills to be developed further include being able to 1:gain further knowledge of the conduct of qualitative studies 2: negotiate and acquire the practical skills needed in the planning and design, the data collection, the data analysis, and the data interpretation of a qualitative study.