Research: The Development of a Research Proposal HEA4045 (Now HEA4444)


This module is now superceded by HEA4444.
Please see

  • HEA4444
  • Module Code: HEA4444
    Level: 7
    Credits: 20
    Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

    Who is this module for?

    Practising professionals in a range of disciplines including health and social care, medicine, education and psychology.

    What are the key aims of the programme?

    • To develop students' research based information retrieval skills;
    • To enable them to critically evaluate research evidence and plan a small scale, work-based investigative project.

    What will I study?

    Understanding and critiquing social research and evidence-based practice; selected appropriate research methodologies; development of a small-scale research proposal.

    How will I be assessed?

    Please see HEA4444

    On successful completion you will:

    Critically evaluate appropriate evidence related to the students' specific discipline, area of expertise or professional practice.
    Demonstrate critical understanding of study design to show awareness of both theoretical and
    relevant practical issues.
    Critically appraise the ethical issues raised by the conduct of study within their specific
    discipline, area of expertise or professional practice.

    Study Dates and Venues

    Further Information

    Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

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    For further module information, please contact Module Coordinator Prof. Jeremy Brown on 01695 650919 (email or Ida Ryland on 01695 650735 (email . For the MSc Surgical Care Practice, please contact Paul Rawling on 01695 657047 (email


    This module can be studied on a standalone basis. The module is a core module on the

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