MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
Postgraduate Diploma Health Care Practice options

Year 1, Component 02

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HS667-7-XA
Accredited Prior Learning (15 Credits, Level 7)
(15 CREDITS)

This module is utilised to recognise and provide a route for Accreditation for Prior Learning within our Continuing Professional Development pathways. This includes transfer of credit from another Higher Education Institution where you have undertaken a course/courses elsewhere, and awarding credit for experiential (non-accredited) learning. To find out more about AP(E)L please go to the following link: http://www.essex.ac.uk/quality/university_policies/ap(E)L/default.asp Please visit our website to find out more about the pathways we offer. http://www.essex.ac.uk/hhs/cpd/pathways.aspx You can also arrange a pathway discussion by contacting cpd@essex.ac.uk

HS669-7-XA
Accredited Prior Learning (30 Credits, Level 7)
(30 CREDITS)

This module is utilised to recognise and provide a route for Accreditation for Prior Learning within our Continuing Professional Development pathways. This includes transfer of credit from another Higher Education Institution where you have undertaken a course/courses elsewhere, and awarding credit for experiential (non-accredited) learning. To find out more about AP(E)L please go to the following link: http://www.essex.ac.uk/quality/university_policies/ap(E)L/default.asp Please visit our website to find out more about the pathways we offer. http://www.essex.ac.uk/hhs/cpd/pathways.aspx You can also arrange a pathway discussion by contacting cpd@essex.ac.uk

HS900-7-SP
Research Design and Critical Appraisal
(15 CREDITS)

This module provides you with an advanced understanding of the research study designs commonly used in health research. It combines a theoretical and a practical approach to enable you to search for, obtain, and understand the research literature, and provides you with the critical skills to analyse and synthesize material into a literature review.

HS908-7-AU
Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation
(15 CREDITS)

This module provides you with a range of techniques for collecting, analysing and interpreting data. It combines a theoretical and a practical approach to enable you to understand the collection and analysis process. At the end of the module, you will be able to design and pilot data collection instruments, conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis using appropriate computer software, and interpret statistical and qualitative research findings. Find out more about this module at https://www.essex.ac.uk/short-courses/hs908/7/data-collection-analysis-and-interpretation

HS927-7-SP
Statistical Analysis
(15 CREDITS)

This module is ideal if you have no previous experience of quantitative methods. It introduces you to basic and intermediate statistical concepts and procedures, emphasising practical applications rather than mathematics; although a small amount of elementary mathematics is inevitably required.

HS945-7-FY
Postgraduate Research Methods
(30 CREDITS)

To scrutinise the knowledge that informs evidence based practice, health and social care professionals need to be critical thinkers who are research-literate. This module explores the different ways that health and social research is carried out, with a focus on critical appraisal, research design, data collection and analysis. The module covers qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. This learning enables you to embark more confidently and creatively on your own dissertations, as well as helping you to engage more critically with the research of others.

HS982-7-SP
Dissertation
(60 CREDITS)

This final module consolidates your learning and equips you to take your career forward with a range of skills and knowledge relevant to your professional practice. It is an opportunity to undertake an independent research project relevant to your field of practice. You will formulate a research question, plan and carry out the project, analyse and write up the results. You can undertake primary or secondary research, or audit/service evaluation or a library based critical literature review research project. If you are undertaking the MSc in Health Research you will undertake a primary or secondary research project, engaging with empirical data.

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