Research and evidence based practice in healthcare

The module is designed to foster an understanding of the research process, hone skills of critical appraisal and develop research skills as applied to both quantitative and qualitative research. The delivery follows a logical progression which starts with the scientific process and hypothesis formulation and ends with the production of a research protocol. Along the way reviewing the literature, selecting an appropriate research method, sampling, data collection analysis and presentation and ethical issues are covered.

The module has preparatory work, a taught component and self-directed learning/assignment time. The taught component is delivered in two parts, a two day introduction/critical reasoning component and a five day research methods component. The preparation time prior to the two periods of attendance, the guided study/exercises between the two periods of attendance and the self-directed learning/assignment time after the second period of attendance are equally important parts of the module as a whole.

The preparatory work includes pre-reading of recommended texts and the basic critique/critical analysis of provided materials, papers and evidence with the emphasis being on the ease of information extraction and strength of evidence. Canvas (Kingston University's virtual learning environment) is used to support learning and provide clarification and practice via student based activities.

**Please note that this is a core module if you are intending registering for a postgraduate diploma and a pre-requisite for the Dissertation module (RA7006).

Learning outcomes:  

  • Critically evaluate different research methods and apply a working knowledge of the associated data collection and statistical analysis.
  • Evaluate a variety of analytical approaches to qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Make informed critical judgements on the research of others in a variety of contexts.
  • Analyse the impact of research on changing practice.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of, and analyse ethical issues in research within the field
  • Formulate a research protocol.

Who is the module for:  

Registered Healthcare professionals with a degree/diploma in a healthcare profession and with at least two years' full-time clinical experience.

Module code:   RA7015

Entry criteria:  

Registration as a healthcare professional with a degree/diploma in a healthcare profession and with at least two year's full-time clinical experience.

Number of credits and level of study:   30 credits at level 7.

Assessment:   Critical review and research proposal

Location:   Kingston University

Pattern of Delivery:   One delivery of this module per year. Run dates below indicate attendance dates required.
Course length: 8 teaching days over 9 weeks plus online and self-directed study.
ATTENDANCE DATES: 9th & 10th December 2019 and 3rd Feb to 7th Feb 2020

Module dates*

  • Monday 9 December 2019
  • Monday 3 February 2020

*Dates may change

Fee:   £1690

Module leader:   Mr Nigel Rogers (primary)


Please Email Postgraduate Radiography , Who will be happy to help you with any queries.

Research and evidence based practice in healthcare