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NU7013 Theory and Practice of Research Methods for Healthcare (10 ECTS)

Learning Outcomes

Following completion of this module the student should be able to:

  • MLO-01 Distinguish the philosophical underpinnings and theoretical frameworks/perspectives of healthcare enquiry and analyse how these influence the subsequent conduct of research and enquiry
  • MLO-02 Critically review, analyse and synthesise the literature, including interpretation of findings
  • MLO-03 Formulate appropriate research/review questions or hypotheses from a defined healthcare problem
  • MLO-04 Explore a variety of enquiry methodologies so as to address stated questions
  • MLO-05 Outline the actions that are essential in the conduct of ethical enquiries

Module Learning Aims & Rationale

Masters graduates should create and promote a climate of enquiry and critical thinking and emphasise the importance of best evidence in their area of practice. In this module, students are given the opportunity to consolidate their previous knowledge and appreciation of research and enquiry. Various methodologies and methods in professional practice are presented with the purpose of enabling students to conduct a relevant enquiry into their area of practice.