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Healthcare Research Methods


Course Description

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.

Core modules

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

Visit the Healthcare Research Methods page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the programme you will need either an appropriate degree or equivalent from a recognised academic institution, or an appropriate professional qualification (for example nursing) or experience acceptable to the Programme Director and Director of Graduate Studie

Course Fees

MSc FT Home/EU £7,890 and Overseas £15,400; PGDip FT Home/EU £5,260 and Overseas £10,270


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