Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Research Statistics and Evidence-Based Practice (10-credit module)

This e-Learning standalone Masters level module on Research, Statistics and Evidence Based Practice is appropriate for different healthcare professionals working in any clinical areas. On completion of the module a student will be able to: identify and reflect on different research methods (both qualitative and quantitative research), that are and can be used within healthcare use this knowledge to evaluate literature critically and reflect on its implications for practice using appropriate methods for evaluating qualitative and quantitative research integrate statistical principles in analysing data; being able to delineate the appropriate methods to use for differing data sets demonstrate their research and statistical knowledge and skills, being able to identify appropriate research methods in order to address clinically meaningful questions to use the knowledge in research, statistics and evidence based practice, to reflect on and synthesise the research findings, to their clinical practice. The aim is to offer an academic overview of the main research and statistics topics so that healthcare professionals are able to appraise evidence appropriately for application to practice. It does not provide a step by step guide on how undertake specific statistical tests but teaches why certain tests are used and how results should be interpreted.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Credits On-line study April 2017 - 12 weeks

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