Research Methodologies - Application to Advanced Practice - Level 7 - 7NU508

About this module

This module is designed to enable you to explore in depth the current research approaches and methodologies which impact on the delivery of advanced practice in the health care arena.

It has relevance for all health care professionals, but is particularly useful for those who have an interest in developing their skills of using research in practice, those who participate in clinical decision making and for students who require grounding in essential elements of research methodologies and evidence based practice prior to undertaking independent scholarship.

The module partly utilises a problem based learning approach covers a range of areas including:

  • The nature of current research approaches
  • Mixed methods, qualitative or quantitative research approaches
  • Using research in practice
  • Critical evaluation of evidence
  • Evidential underpinnings of practice (EBP).

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 7NU508

Start dates are usually: September

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module you will be able to:

  1. Reflect critically upon an area of practice to consider the relevance of research approaches and methodologies in the context of advanced practice. 
  2. Evaluate the overall contribution of research to the future development of advanced professional knowledge and practice.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via online and on campus learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk