University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Research Methods for Health

This course aims to improve skills in healthcare research. It is delivered entirely online and will provide students with the framework and methodological skills to design effective, rigorous, ethical and relevant healthcare research projects. This involves being able to: critically appraise research evidence (including systematic reviewing); develop a precise research question and articulate and justify an appropriate study design; select a suitable statistical method for analysis and interpret the findings.

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually need to possess a health-related Honours degree (at a 2nd Class level or at least 60 per cent or GPA 3/5; 2.4/4; 6/10 or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate evidence of equivalent experience in health care practice/research. They will also require reliable internet access. Applicants who have been educated in the medium of English are still required to meet the English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that applicants meet the 'postgraduate standard' level of English proficiency. Applicants who are in doubt about their proficiency in English should contact the British Council office or its equivalent in their country. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, it is important that their proficiency in English is good in order for them to study successfully at the University.

Course modules

Modules include: fundamentals of research design; epidemiology; evidence-based health; applied statistics.

Assessment methods

All assessments within the programme are completed and delivered online. There are several different types of assessment used throughout the programme including formative and summative assessment (MCQ, online tests, essays, presentations, peer review).

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 975 per Credit (England) 24 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 975 per Credit (International) 24 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 975 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 975 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 975 per Credit (Wales) 24 months

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