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Postgraduate taught module

Research Paper

The programme is attractive to anyone working in a health and social care setting with a desire to build on their knowledge and practical experience through relevant multi-professional learning and research.

York campus

  • Module Code – MID183-PH
  • Level and Credits – Level M, 60 Credits
  • Facilitators - Dr Hannah Spring

Course Fees

    £2166 For self-funded individuals

Course information

Module outline

The aim of this module is to facilitate the production of a written manuscript of publishable quality that addresses a research question of significance in an area of interest and / or clinical relevance.

Students will integrate knowledge from prior modules in order to identify and answer a specific research questions.

Students will plan and conduct a research investigation and disseminate its findings through the production of a written manuscript in a recognised journal format: relevant journal may be international in origin. 

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Course dates

  • Tuesday 26 January 2021

Learning outcomes

  • Frame a research question within the context of the extant literature
  • Identify, justify and implement a methodology appropriate to the question 
  • Critically reflect on the ethical principles which underpin the research, and by meeting appropriate ethical standards for research demonstrate the ability to work ethically
  • Employ appropriate analytical strategies
  • Present research findings in a recognised journal format for manuscript submission
  • Critically evaluate research findings in the context of the extant research, policy and practice literature 


  • The production of a written manuscript in a recognised journal format in your subject area.  Word length as stipulated by the author guidelines for the identified journal (100% weighting)

Who should attend?

The professional group attracted to these courses include a wide range of professiona from across the health and social care field, including: Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Social Workers, Care Workers, a range of Allied Health Professionals, Medical Staff and Podiatrists.

Further Study

This module is a core module on all the health and social care masters programmes. 

We offer individual postgraduate modules to meet your particular CPD needs or as the beginning of your postgraduate journey to a PG Cert or MSc. Evaluating Evidence and Effecting Change is an excellent place to start, enabling you to follow the evidence based practice approach to critique evidence and apply your findings to improve your practice or service. Other modules enable you to develop as a leader or transform your practice through the application of a health coaching approach.

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