UCC CPD courses

Advanced Research Methods Applied to Healthcare


Fact File

  • Title

    Advanced Research Methods Applied to Healthcare

  • 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 Detailed Entry Requirements. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    17th of June 2019

  • Venue


  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Runs from 14th October – 24th November 2019


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:  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.


Applicants must be qualified Nurses registered with the regulatory body in their country of residence. Applicants must have a primary degree, Level 8 or equivalent.

Applicants for NU6304 must have achieved a pass result in a postgraduate research methods module equivalent to NU6310 (10 credits).

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

€900 plus €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.