University of Birmingham
Health Research Methods
This modular multidisciplinary programme is particularly suitable for: Clinical and allied health professionals (including doctors, nurses, midwives, dietitians, physiotherapists); laboratory-based scientists wishing to further understand or transition to population-based research; graduates looking to launch their career in health research; intercalating medical students who have completed at least 3 years of full-time study; those in the commercial health care sector (including the pharmaceutical or devices industries), public sector organisations (including local government), NGOs, voluntary sector and charities; providing foundation skills for postgraduate research programmes (including PhD). The aims of the course are to provide a world class programme that meets the needs of those wanting or needing: A detailed understanding of the range of methodologies and analyses utilised in applied health research; the necessary skills to critically interpret the findings of health research resulting from different methodologies.
A 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in medicine, a life/ biological science or another relevant subject; an interest in health research methods; an interest in evidence-based healthcare. On a case by case situation, we also consider: other classes of degree and or relevant professional qualifications; experience of working in health or a related field. Applications are also welcome from UK medical students who wish to intercalate and have completed at least three years of full-time study. International students:by holding an English language qualification to the right level; by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students; English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band.
Masters core modules: Introductory module (non-assessed programme overview week); epidemiology statistics and research methods (20 credits); practical epidemiology and statistics (20 credits); dissertation 60 (credits). Optional modules: 80 credits from the following: Health care evaluation and commissioning (10 credits); health economics (10 credits); qualitative research methods (20 credits); principles of health technology assessment (10 credits); systematic reviews and evidence synthesis (20 credits); clinical trials (MPH) (20 credits); economic evaluation in health care (20 credits); health information and health informatics (10 credits); advanced statistical methods (10 credits); mixed methods research designs (20 credits). Postgraduate Diploma: 120 credits from taught modules as per the Masters choices but students will not complete the dissertation. Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits from a choice of core and optional modules. Students can transfer from the Certificate to Diploma and from Diploma to the Masters based on appropriate performance.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 12,600 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,600 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 2,400 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
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