Taught course

Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine

Teesside University · School of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You must hold a recognised medical degree and must be currently working as a medical doctor within any specialist area of practice.

Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credits for previous study or related work experience which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Months of entry


Course content

As a doctor this postgraduate award develops your knowledge and skills in evidence-based medicine and clinical research.

Course details

You develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform evidence-based medicine and clinical research and is relevant to all specialist areas of practice. It also enhances your commitment to lifelong learning, encouraging you to develop an inquisitive approach to clinical practice.

We take a flexible approach to course delivery. You can take this one-year course either by attending classes, by distance learning (no attendance required) or by flexible learning (a combination of some attendance and some distance learning). On successful completion of this award you can choose to progress onto an MCh or MSc.

What you study

You study three modules throughout this award to develop your knowledge and skills in evidence-based medicine, research methods and statistics. You are encouraged to apply this to your own specialist area of practice.

Course structure

Core Modules

  • Developing Research Projects
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Practical Statistics

How you learn

You can choose to study all modules by attending classes, distance learning or a combination of both. Attendance learning includes key lectures, group discussions group seminars, practical activities, computer lab work and individual tutorial support. Distance learning is supported electronically through the virtual learning environment and includes written learning materials, narrated PowerPoint presentations, interactive learning materials, electronic discussion forms and email or Skype tutorial support.

How you are assessed

We use a range of learning and teaching methods throughout including a written report, statistical analysis and a research proposal.

Career opportunities

This award supports your career progression by giving you the knowledge and skills to undertake research and to become an evidence-based practitioner.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

For funding information, please contact the University Finance Office +44(0)1642 342171, email finance@tees.ac.uk

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01642 335008