Core Module Information
Module title: Research Methods MPH Taught/Blended Programme

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11171
Module leader: Janette Pow
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

The module aims to enable you to critically appreciate the value of empirical literature, research design and data interpretation, relating to public health. The module will provide further knowledge on the critical appraisal of evidence from published literature, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, structured literature reviewing, ethics, data collection and analysis. The intention is for you to be able to discriminate between different research methodologies suitable to answer specific pertinent public health questions

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically analyse the elements of the research process and be able to apply this to generate a research idea (question)
LO2: Critically reflect upon the main differences between quantitative and qualitative approaches and methodologies and critically evaluate components that comprise each method
LO3: Critically reflect upon the purpose and function of a literature review and demonstrate an ability to effectively utilise information retrieval skills and plan a review of the literature
LO4: Critically analyse and evaluate published research that relates to relevant subject areas and reflect the main theories and concepts that inform safe and ethical research practice

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janette Pow
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Online Practical classes and workshops 10
Online Guided independent study 170
Face To Face Seminar 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 16.00, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC11171 Research Methods