Taught course

Clinical Research and Evidence-based Medicine

Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You will need a recognised medical degree and must be currently working as a medical doctor within any specialist area of practice. If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

As a doctor this postgraduate award develops your knowledge and skills in evidence-based medicine and clinical research. This award develops 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 aims to foster your commitment to lifelong learning, developing an inquisitive approach to clinical practice.

You will study three core modules in evidence-based practice, research design and statistics. 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.

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. You can choose to combine these two learning methods by attending some sessions and taking others by distance learning.

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

Fees and funding

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information will be updated on Teesside University website. Please check this prior to application.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Written coursework / continuous assessment80

Course contact details

School of Health & Social Care
+44 (0) 1642 384176