UCC CPD courses

Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals MH6014

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  • Title

    Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals MH6014

  • Code

    MH6014

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    Teaching Method(s): 20hr(s) Lectures (Direct class contact hours); 180hr(s) Other (Online Learning, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €900 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants for MH6014 must have achieved a pass result in a postgraduate research methods module equivalent to NU6005 (10 credits). Normally hold an honours primary degree (minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade I): in a relevant subject (e.g. nursing, medicine, pharmacy, clinical therapies, philosophy, law, theology, social sciences) OR in any discipline and either possess a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field or show evidence of at least two years' work experience in a relevant field. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2021

  • Venue

    Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, Exact rooms to be confirmed.

  • Credits

    10

  • Start Date

    Semester I

Outline

Module Content: Advanced information literacy strategies, academic writing, systematic research appraisal and synthesis, the role of theory and knowledge (epistemology) in research and enquiry, research design and methodological approaches, processes involved in research protocol development, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, ethical principles in healthcare research.Development of research proposal/systematic review protocol/quality improvement project relevant to an area of practice or defined healthcare problem.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Distinguish the philosophical underpinnings and theoretical frameworks/perspectives of healthcare enquiry and analyse how these influence the subsequent conduct of research and enquiry
  • Critically review, analyse and synthesise pertinent literature, including interpretation of findings
  • Formulate appropriate research/review questions or hypotheses relating to a defined healthcare problem
  • Explore a variety of enquiry methodologies, data analytical processes and procedures so as to address identified research/review question(s)
  • Justify the choice of a research design that addresses the identified research question(s)
  • Outline principles of research integrity including ethical guideline.



 

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): 20hr(s) Lectures (Direct class contact hours); 180hr(s) Other (Online Learning, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Orientation Semester I 26th August 2021

This module runs from 20th September 2021 to 8th November 2021

 

Class Dates  Venue  

21st Sept 2021 09.00-17.00

On-line

4th Oct 2021 09.00-17.00 

On-line

18 Oct 2021 09.00-17.00 

On-line

 

Practicalities

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (3,000 word research proposal assignment - 180 marks; E-tivities - 20 marks).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Why Choose

Skills and Careers Information

MH6014 - Core module across many programmes

Requirements

The Continuing Professional Development modules in Nursing and Midwifery are open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here

Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Applicants for MH6014 must have achieved a pass result in a postgraduate research methods module equivalent to NU6005 (10 credits).

Normally hold a Honours primary degree (minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade I):

  • in a relevant subject (e.g. nursing, medicine, pharmacy, clinical therapies, philosophy, law, theology, social sciences)
    OR
  • in any discipline and either possess a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field or show evidence of at least two years' work experience in a relevant field.
  • Applicants with a Second Class Honours Grade 2 will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Note: In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a primary degree may be recommended for entry to the module after a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the course committee.  Applicants for MH6014 must be practising professionals (Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Education or other allied disciplines) with registration with the relevant professional regulatory body. Applicants for MH6014 must have achieved a pass result in a postgraduate research methods module equivalent to NU6005 (10 credits).

Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules whose main language is not English and who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved. Students will be encouraged to take one or two modules per annum to a maximum of 15 credits.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €900. There is also a €35 application fee. 

How Do I Apply

Applications for this module are now open. To apply for this module please complete the application form in  the link below: 

Application Form for MH6014

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  1. Download and complete the application form at the link.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

 

CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

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