Fundamentals of Applied Health Research

Module code: MD7431

Module co-ordinator: Andrew Wilson

Module Outline

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.

Topics

  • 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  • Finding published/unpublished research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

Learning

  • 30 one-hour seminars

Assessment

  • Presentation (50%)
  • Research proposal, 2,500 words (50%)