UCC CPD courses

Research Methods (Nursing)


Fact File

  • Title

    Research Methods (Nursing)

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Teaching Mode

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

  • Fees

    €900 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    17th of June 2019

  • Venue

    Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.  Exact rooms to be confirmed.

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    See Additional Teaching Mode Information for dates


This module will endeavour to develop student’s skills, knowledge and understanding of the research process to enable them to critically appraise empirical research both from a findings and methodological perspective.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify a current topic relevant to nursing/midwifery research
  • Conduct a systematic focussed literature search strategy
  • Critically and systematically review research based literature
  • Evaluate the contribution of research to the development of the discipline of nursing/midwifery
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research process through the production of a focused literature review.

Module Aim

To develop the student’s ability to critically appraise research and its application to nursing/midwifery practice.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method:  16hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning.

Provisional dates for 2019-20: 

Orientation Friday 30th August 2019 09.00-18.00


Class Dates Venue

09.00-14.00: Thurs 5th  Sept 2019

09.00-18.00: Thurs 12th Sept 2019 TBC
09.00-14.00: Turs 26th Sept 2019 TBC



Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Literature Review 3,000 words: 180 marks; E activities: 20 marks).


Open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.

Applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, podiatrists, speech and language therapists etc.)) Applicants from allied disciplines must provide evidence of professional certification, where appropriate.

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 Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules 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.

Fees and Costs

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

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to:

CPD Coordinator,

Graduate Studies Office, West Wing, Main Quad, University College Cork

OR via email at cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie


Application Form:

CPD App Form School of Nursing and Midwifery

Forward this form along with the:

  • Application fee,
  • A passport sized photograph and
  • Any other documentation requested on the form.


Contact details

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