Methods in Applied Health Research CPD, 5-6 non-consecutive days

Course information

Taught by Health Sciences

This is for you if... you want to increase your understanding of how research contributes to health care and the range of methods used.

Course description

Course description

Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic we have had to evaluate all of our courses to ensure that we adhere to Government guidelines to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. This means that as we work through these changes the modules, delivery methods and assessments shown, including those shown for future years, are subject to change.

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 is also part of the MSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please confirm in your application that your experience and your professional development aims are both appropriate to the course(s) you are applying for.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum score of 6.5 in each element. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

In 2020/21:

Each of these courses is worth 15 credits and costs £715.

International Students

In 2020/21:

Each of these courses is worth 15 credits and costs £1,810.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

These courses are designed to help you in your existing work where that involves ensuring and promoting quality and safety in healthcare. They can also contribute to your career development by offering skills that are in acknowledged shortage in the health service, and which align with nationally recognised NHS criteria for promotion and job profiling.


Whether you're an employee looking to get ahead or an employer keen to develop the capabilities of your workforce, studying a short course with us will bring the resources of a leading University to your organisation.


Course structure

Available modules

Available modules

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.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and learning

Each course consists of five or six days of on-campus teaching in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, directed reading and case study analysis. Assessment includes written reports, group presentations and essays. Courses can be taken as attendance only.

Key dates

Fundamentals of Applied Health Research

  • Monday 12 October 2020+ Tuesday 13 October 2020
  • Friday 16 October 2020
  • Monday 26 October 2020 + Tuesday 27 October 2020

Quantitative Methods in Applied Health Research 

  • Monday 9 November 2020 + Tuesday 10 November 2020
  • Monday 23 November 2020 + Tuesday 24 November 2020
  • Tuesday 8 December 2020

Qualitative Methods in Applied Health Research

  • Wednesday 13 January 2021 + Thursday 14 January 2021
  • Wednesday 27 January 2021 + Thursday 28 January 2021
  • Wednesday 10 February 2021 + Thursday 11 February 2021

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Course Fundamentals of Applied Health Research Qualification CPD Duration 5 non-consecutive days Start Dates October each year Availability

Please contact MResAHR@le.ac.uk for details.

Course Qualitative Research Methods Qualification CPD Duration 6 non-consecutive days Start Dates January each year Availability Apply Now
Course Quantitative Research Methods Qualification CPD Duration 5 non-consecutive days Start Dates November each year Availability Apply Now