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Research Practice & Design Studio (Module)

Module description

This module will introduce students to the key methodologies and academic practices that are required to evaluate and conduct social science health research of the highest quality. Beginning with a set of lectures and seminars on the foundations of academic best practice the module seeks to instill an understanding of, and respect for, the basic principles of good research. Students are then introduced to qualitative and quantitative methodologies through case studies in global health and social medicine and invited to critically evaluate their respective strengths and weaknesses. Students are also given comprehensive instruction on how to apply these skills to conceptualise and execute their own original research project in global health and social medicine.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Key Aims:

  • To introduce students to the foundations of academic best practice in health research;
  • To familiarise students with the key methodological approaches (qualitative and quantitative) that are deployed in research projects in health and biomedicine;
  • To provide students with the skills to critically evaluate the respective strengths and weaknesses of different methodological approaches;
  • To familiarise students with the concept and principles of research design; and
  • To provide students with the ability and practical skills to conceptualise and execute their own research project in health and biomedicine.

Staff information

Dr Laurie Corna

Teaching pattern

Interactive lectures and seminars

Module assessment - more information

  1. 1500 word report (20%)
  2. 1500 word Studio Research Project Proposal (30%)
  3. Studio Research Report and Critical Reflectioln (40%)
  4. Poster Presentation of Studio Research  (10%)

Required module for

Key information

Module code 4SSHM005

Credit level 4

Assessment coursework presentation/s

Credit value 30

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module No