University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Research Methods for Health

The programme aims to 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. The course is delivered entirely online utilising a range of engaging and innovative teaching and assessment methods which cater to different ways of learning.

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually need to possess a health-related Honours degree (at a 2nd Class level or at least 60% 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. International students must also meet the English language requirements of 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). All assessments are marked using standardised assessment forms and according to the University's Common Grading Scale (CGS). Online assessment also allows for automated marking with immediate feedback.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Online study £ 930 per Single module (home fees) 6 months

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