Core Module Information
Module title: Research Methods MPH Global Online Programme

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

Module code: HSC11172
Module leader: Janette Pow
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This 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:

On completion of the module, you will be able to:
LO1: Critically analyse the elements of the research process and 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

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