Programme description Over the last 30 years healthcare research and drug development have been transformed from peripheral activities carried out on an ad hoc basis to a core activities that requires trained, professional, staff. We have developed a modular postgraduate programme in healthcare research, designed to give you the necessary academic background and specialist skills to carry out healthcare research in a contract research organisation, pharmaceutical industry or health service environment.
If you are a graduate, nurse, medical doctor or other health professional working in contract research organisations, the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare, this programme has been designed for you.
Programme outline This postgraduate programme share a common spine with our Clinical Drug Development programme, which also covers the key areas of expertise needed for a successful clinical research programme. The Healthcare Research Methods programme places an emphasis on health management.
The modular nature of the programme is designed to fit in with full-time employment. The taught elements of the modules are delivered in three-day blocks every six weeks.
Clinical Study Design Practical Aspects of Clinical Research and Early Drug Development Ethics and Regulation Data Management and Statistics Specific Topics in Clinical Trial Design Elective Dissertation Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics Marketing Healthcare Research Project/Dissertation Health and the Human Body Healthcare Organisation and Decision-Making Module options include:
Drug Discovery and Preclinical Research and Development Toxicology