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Health Research Methods - MSc/Diploma/Certificate

Course Description

This programme will equip you with the skills needed to understand the critical elements in planning, undertaking, and analysing research in health care. These are vital skills for anyone wanting to develop or enhance their career in health care and health-related research.

This modular multidisciplinary programme offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters in Health Research Methods and is particularly suitable for:

Clinical and allied health professionals (including doctors, nurses, midwives, dietitians, physiotherapists)
Laboratory-based scientists wishing to further understand or transition to population-based research
Graduates looking to launch their career in health research
Intercalating medical students who have completed at least three years of full-time study
Those in the commercial health care sector (including the pharmaceutical or devices industries), public sector organisations (including local government), NGOs, voluntary sector and charities
foundation skills for postgraduate research programmes (including PhD)

The aims of the course are to provide a world class programme that meets the needs of those wanting or needing:
A detailed understanding of the range of methodologies and analyses utilised in applied health research
The necessary skills to critically interpret the findings of health research resulting from different methodologies.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Health Research Methods - MSc/Diploma/Certificate page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Enthusiasm and commitment are vital, while formal entry requirements include: Usually a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in medicine, a life/ biological science or another relevant subject An interest in health research methods An interest in evidence-based healthcare On a case by case situation, we also consider: Other classes of degree and or relevant professional qualifications Experience of working in health or a related field Applications are also welcome from UK medical students who wish to intercalate and have completed at least three years of full-time study.

Course Fees

2016/17 - MSc £7200, PGDip - £4800, PGCert - £1200 (UK/EU), £18,900 (overseas)

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