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
As a doctor this postgraduate award develops your knowledge and skills in evidence-based medicine and clinical research.
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 a PgDip 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.
- Designing 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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