Having a good grounding in research methods is key to success in this course, so throughout the programme we've woven in opportunities to develop your existing knowledge.
In year one, you'll complete module HS908 and HS900 which enables you to explore theoretical and practical issues in relation to the research process, with specific emphasis on research in health and social care. In addition, you'll also be supported through approximately six study days on our Colchester campus where you'll complete research workshops, have face-to-face support and can have portfolio development sessions.
In year two you are required to attend weekly taught sessions. You will undertake HS947, which examines major perspectives in social science disciplines as they are applied to health and clinical research. You'll then be given the choice between HS927, which introduces you to basic and intermediate statistical procedures and concepts, or HS948, that focuses on introducing qualitative research processes.
At the end of both your first and second year, you will be required to submit a portfolio of learning for modules HS995 and HS994. These two portfolios will record the development of your practice and are constructed from the specialist application of generic outcomes in areas such as risk and diagnostic reasoning.