Foundation Research

Module code: MD7525

This module will provide you with the fundamental knowledge, skills and competency required in applied health research, research from a clinical or healthcare perspective. 

Topics covered

  • An explanation of quantitative and qualitative study designs
  • Focused research questions with reference to identified need and study designs
  • A critical appraisal of literature on and around a research question
  • Reflection on good research practice, research governance and ethics process
  • Designing a research proposal


  • 12 hours of lectures 
  • 1 hour of seminars
  • 6 hours of tutorials 
  • 12 hours of demonstrations 
  • 119 hours of guided independent study 


  • Project proposal 1,500 words (40%)
  • Discussion form (10%)
  • Reflective journal (10%)
  • Essay 1,500 words (40%)