PGCert in Research Skills and Methods

4PGCert in Research Skills and Methods

The course is suitable for a wide range of healthcare professionals, and is of particular relevance to doctors and allied health professionals in academic training or established clinicians who wish to develop, enhance and implement their research skills. It will also be of benefit to healthcare educators, social care practitioners and researchers.

This course covers:

  • Knowledge and techniques
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Engagement with research
  • Influence and impact
  • Research governance and organisation

The Postgraduate Certificate consists of four modules, each worth 15 credits for a total 60 credits at level 7.

You will study three core modules (for one you choose from two options):

  • Research Methods
  • Statistics OR Practical Data Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
  • Critical Appraisal

You choose one optional module from the following list:

  • Research Project Planning and Management
  • Implementation and Improvement Science: Principles for Practice
  • Negotiated Independent Learning (Research Project)

You will gain an excellent foundation for critically understanding and evaluating research, its design, conduct, dissemination and funding, as well as acquiring knowledge of appropriate statistical methods.  And you will develop knowledge, practical skills and attitudes you need to become an effective healthcare researcher and conduct your own research.

  • Study time: 1 day per week for up to 9 months (October–June), most lectures occurring between October and December.
  • Maximum study period to complete qualification: three years
  • Study location: St George’s, University of London
  • Course Fees: £3250 for full course, reduced rate of £1625 for candidates doing Negotiated Independent Learning Module with a St George’s Researcher, £6500 for International students

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