1 x 1-hour supervised study fortnightly
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line lecture weekly
1 x 5-hour project work weekly
Assignments, Online activities
Topic description

This topic will introduce students to evidence-based practice and the importance of research in ensuring best practice in health care.

Educational aims

This topic aims to explore research methodologies with a particular focus on evidence-based practice for health care.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically appraise empirical and conceptual literature in health care
  2. Undertake scholarly writing of research consistent with academic standards
  3. Use critical appraisal tools to determine the quality of research methods, level of evidence, and how the evidence is translated into practice
  4. Develop a research proposal to undertake research in the area of health behaviour change

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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