These short courses cover both theoretical and practical aspects of applied health research. The teaching draws on the internationally renowned research of the Department of Health Sciences as well as other experts at the University of Leicester.
These courses offer a sound grounding in research methods, practice and theory in applied health research as well as developing key transferable skills in critical appraisal, academic writing, project management and communication.
These three short courses are also modules within the MRes in Applied Health Research and are also part of the MSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare and the MSc in Diabetes.
Fundamentals of Applied Health Research
This short course 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 course will also prepare you to conduct research in health or social contexts.
Qualitative Research Methods
This short course covers the principles of qualitative research, the different approaches to study design, data collection and analysis, and the debates and key issues relating to qualitative research. The course is taught by staff from the internationally renowned SAPPHIRE (Social Science APPlied to Healthcare Improvement REsearch) group here at the University of Leicester who use theory and qualitative methods to make healthcare as safe and effective as possible.
You will gain a good grounding in the theory and application of qualitative methods, and develop key transferable skills in critical appraisal, analysis and communication of research findings.
Quantitative Research Methods
This short course covers the principles of quantitative research, the different approaches to study design, data collection and analysis, including experimental and observational designs, systematic review and meta-analysis and hands on use of SPSS for analysing data from research studies. The course is taught by a range of academic staff from the Department of Health Sciences, who are active quantitative researchers who bring their research expertise to the teaching room.
You will gain a good grounding in the design and analysis of studies using quantitative methods, and develop key transferable skills in critical appraisal, analysis and communication of research findings.