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Research Methods for Health PgCert

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

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Course content


If you want to specialise in any area of healthcare which involves research such as substance abuse, health economics, sexual and reproductive health and others this programme will help you refine and adapt your knowledge and skills to any given need. You learn the methodological skills to design effective, rigorous, ethical and relevant healthcare research projects. You learn how to critically appraise research, design studies and use the best statistical methods for a specific research output plus Epidemiology, and evidence-based health evaluation. The programme is ideal for healthcare professionals, policy makers, researchers who want to improve their skills.

You can study whilst working as this programme is fully flexible to allow you to learn at your own pace without extra cost.

Courses include: Introduction to Online Learning, Fundamentals of Research Design, Applied Statistics, Evidence - Based Health, and Epidemiology (Each course is 13 weeks)


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • The programme is delivered from the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, a large multidisciplinary group of NHS researchers who promote health. It is therefore very relevant to the healthcare sector
  • You can progress to an MSc in Applied Health Sciences

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Online
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
6-24 months
full time
9 months
part time
24 months

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