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CPD Research in Health and Social Care

Level 6 (undergraduate), 20 Credits

Start dates
July, October, January, April
Course length
15 weeks PartTime
City campus

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Course aim

The course is aimed at providing students with an overview of research methods and evidence based practice as applied to the healthcare professions.

Course content

Course under review

The course is intended to give the student a broad understanding of applied research methods and how they can contribute towards an evidenced based practice approach in healthcare. The course is an important grounding for any practicing healthcare professional.

The programme of study covers topics such as:

  • evidence based practice
  • research philosophy
  • qualitative and quantitative methods
  • data collection and analysis techniques
  • research ethics

The course is also designed to help students appraise research literature and improve their literature searching skills.

Teaching and learning

The course is delivered over one semester with a number of half-day sessions held on a Thursday morning. These sessions will build upon existing knowledge of research and develop these further. Additional tutorial support can be negotiated with a member of the course team as required.

Entry requirements

  • Extra Requirements

    This course is open to registered/certified healthcare practitioners.

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.


Research in Health and Social Care will be assessed via a 4500 word research protocol in which the student chooses an area of investigation related to their professional practice area.

CPD award

This course is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.