This course is for paramedics, physiotherapists, radiographers, radiotherapists, nurses and midwives who have successfully completed master’s level research methods and preparation for research project modules and who wish to undertake a piece of original research complete their award.
Students will have been provided with support to refine their research question and developed their methodology in the Preparation for Research Project module. They will be advised not to deviate significantly from the work developed in this prior module. Students must produce an individual written piece of work.
Support for ethical approval will be provided if necessary. You will receive support with statistical analysis including access and support to SPSS if required. You will also receive assistance with publication and presentation of completed work where appropriate.
Course enquires are to your programme lead:
Sarah Jardine for Paramedic Sciences: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindy Cairns/Andrea Moulson for Physiotherapy: email@example.com
Naomi Brown for Medical imaging: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Sharp for Midwifery: email@example.com
Aileen Wilson for Nursing: firstname.lastname@example.org
You must have passed Research Methods (7HSK0308 or 7HSK2078 or equivalent) and Preparation for Research Project (7HSK2049) study this module
You will produce an individually written piece of work to address a research question. This can be done by a range of options including quantitative research, qualitative research, mixed methods study, systematic review, literature review, retrospective data analysis, audit or evaluation of a health or social care innovation.
The aims of this course are to enable you to undertake a research project in an area relating to your professional practice advance your profession development and contribute to the research evidence base.
Students will typically:
1. Understand the critical application of suitable methods of analysis to the research data.
2. Undertake a research project with appropriate and achievable aims and objectives.
3. Undertake appropriate data analysis, recognising the factors which affect the quality of health and social care research.
4. Synthesise and coherently present research findings.