Research Designs in Applied Health

Module code: MB7056

This module acts as a foundation for your dissertation if you are studying for an MSc, providing you with the core research skills you will need

Topics covered

  • Contemporary issues and debates in research
  • Theories/paradigms of research
  • Ethics of research
  • Reviewing literature and the critical analysis of existing research
  • Developing a research question/hypothesis
  • Designing appropriate research
  • Role and function of the pilot study
  • Developing a research proposal
  • Access and sampling
  • Methods of data collection
  • Fundamentals of frequently used statistical tests
  • Presentation, analysis and interpretation of data
  • Uses and application of ICT
  • Dissemination and publication of research


  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 1 hour of tutorials
  • 10 hours of guided independent study


  • Research proposal, 3,000 words (70%)
  • Presentation essay, 20 minutes (30%)