Taught course

Research Methods for Health

University of Aberdeen · School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually need to possess a health-related honours degree (at a second class level or at least 60% or GPA – 3/5; 2.4/4; 6/10 OR equivalent) or be able to demonstrate evidence of equivalent experience in health care practice/research. They will also require reliable internet access.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Delivered entirely online, utilising a range of engaging and innovative teaching and assessment methods, the PgCert in Research Methods for Health will provide you with the framework and methodological skills to design effective, rigorous, ethical and relevant healthcare research projects.

This involves being able to:

  • Critically appraise research evidence (including systematic reviewing)
  • Develop a precise research question and articulate and justify an appropriate study design
  • Select a suitable statistical method for analysis and interpret the findings

The programme offers a fully flexible, participatory learning opportunity enabling you to:

  • Study while working
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Review material as often as you require
  • Incur limited financial costs
  • Study only the modules you are interested in

This PgCert is aimed at healthcare professionals, policy makers and early career researchers who would like to improve their health research skills but are unable to take time out for full-time study and/or want to avoid relocating.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    9-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    9-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School Administrator
+44(0)12244 37096