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Research Methods, Critical Appraisal and Statistics (Module)

Module description

A compulsory fundamental module which is designed to develop research skills relevant to the use of evidence to guide practice, and the conduct of research including knowledge and skills in critical appraisal, basic biostatistics and methodology. It will also explore epistemological debates relevant to the interpretation and transfer of evidence into practice. Lectures within this module will be presented by the Department of Biostatistics.

The aims of the module are to:
  • Develop an overview of research methods – empirical & naturalistic
  • Acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of biostatistics of tests
  • Develop the skills for critical appraisal of evidence – structured literature reviews
  • Be able to develop a research protocol

Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

  • 1 x 2500 word research protocol (50%)
  • 1 x SPSS exercise (30%)
  • 1 x MCQ Exam (20%)

Key information

Module code 7PCAARME

Credit level 7

Assessment written examination/s coursework

Credit value 15


Study abroad module No