Course Overview

This module aims to develop the student's understanding of the philosophical and methodological bases of health and social research; to enable the student to make an informed and appropriate choice of research design and methods; to equip the student with critical appraisal skills; and to provide the student with the methodological foundation for a research dissertation.

Please note: In your programme you may sometimes be expected to role play and engage in simulated clinical scenarios with other students, such as the practice and observation of practical skills in physical contact with other students. For some specific practices, this may necessitate modification of dress - e.g., to shorts and t-shirt. These activities will be conducted in a professional, safe, respectful and culturally sensitive way, under the supervision of academic staff, according to a defined protocol. This does not apply to Clinical Pharmacy practice modules as all of these modules are distance learning.