Open University

Open University

Researching and Evaluating Healthcare Practice (K828)

Researching and evaluating healthcare practice assists student to play a leading role in service improvements through an appreciation of healthcare quality, research, evidence evaluation and skill analysis; students conduct a series of investigations (some at work, others are studied privately or with tutor group colleagues), to explore the basis for service improvement, including robust and appropriate underpinning evidence, best research practice and skill analysis; the course provides opportunities to explore the work of the researcher, look at ways to evaluate evidence, and explore approaches that can assist student to unpick skills practised locally.

Entry requirements

Entry is open to to those with a degree or equivalent qualification, conferred by a UK university or other recognised degree-awarding body, or a relevant professional qualification. Students should also have access to a practice environment, which can be clinical, education, management or research. Students whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate a proficiency in written and spoken English.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 13 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 13 months

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