Fundamentals of Applied Health Research

Module code: MD7431

This module aims to provide health and social researchers with the tools to find and assess applied health research and to use it in service delivery, health services management or policy development. The module also prepares students to conduct research in health or social contexts.

This module is also available as a stand-alone CPD course.


  • Applied health research, from evidence to practice
  • Finding published/unpublished research
  • Critical appraisal of research findings
  • Synthesising research evidence
  • Conducting research: Formulating a research question
  • Ethics: Key principles and processes
  • Research governance
  • Research project management
  • Research policy and practice
  • Reporting and presenting research


  • 30 hours of seminars
  • 120 hours of guided independent study


  • Oral presentation (15%)
  • Research proposal, 2,500 words (85%)