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NU6304 Advanced Research Methods Applied to Healthcare

Course Fact File
DurationOctober to November
Teaching ModePart-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
Fees€900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Closing Date31/07/2024
Course Delivery MethodOnline

Fully On-line.

Start Date07/10/2024


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

  • Show an understanding of research integrity.
  • Recognise suitable research problems and the resulting opportunities for research.
  • Apply methods to search the literature showing an understanding of the most appropriate search resources to use.
  • Investigate different research designs discriminating between approaches.
  • Analyse research based evidence demonstrating skills in synthesising the literature.
  • Summarise methods used for data analysis.
  • Produce a Research Report.

Module Objective: To introduce students to research designs and methods and to facilitate the development of advanced knowledge of research information literacy resources. To equip students with the necessary skills required to appraise and synthesise research studies.

Module Content: Research integrity, advanced information literacy strategies, methodological approaches, research protocol development including ethical considerations, data handling (collection, coding, analysing and interpreting), systematic research appraisal and synthesis, academic writing.


Additional Teaching Mode Information

Duration from 7th October 2024 to 18th November 2024. Module fully on-line.  Dates are subject to slight changes

On-line ; 200hr(s) Other (Online Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2,000 word Accumulative Report -120 marks; Online activities- 80 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.


Module Name Module Code Requirement 1 Requirement 2 Requirement 3 Requirement 4

Advancing Practice for Patient Safety

NU6303 Applicants must be practising nurses with evidence of current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Evidence that registration with the NMBI will be complete by the proposed commencement date of the module; Applicants must provide evidence, a letter of support, that they will be working in a critical care environment (for a minimum of 19.5 hours/week); Applicants must provide a letter of support from their respective Director of Nursing and confirmation of having secured a clinical facilitator/preceptor for the duration of the module. 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. 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 which includes the €35 application fee. 

How To Apply

To apply for this module click the Apply Now button.  Once you have created your profile you can start your application by selecting the option below:

  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • The full module fee of €900 will be payable on submission of your application.

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