Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods, including lectures, student-led seminars, group work, problem-based learning, practical workshops, tutor-led study and self-directed study.

Clinical Practice mres final

Teaching and learning methods

You will learn in an interprofessional setting, working alongside clinical and academic staff, researchers and other students familiar with health and social care and health science environments.

Student support is a central feature of the programme and is provided in multiple ways:

  • virtual learning environment, containing supplementary materials
  • academic and pastoral support from a research supervisor and clinical mentor
  • regular structured feedback from your clinical mentor and academic supervisor
  • peer assisted learning
  • specific workshops on skill development, such as giving presentations
  • support in managing transition into education and back into practice
  • access to a range of student welfare support services

By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a specific area of applied clinical research relevant to your own area of professional clinical practice.

You will also be able to:

  • show in-depth understanding of research theory, processes and principles associate with good clinical practice research
  • critically evaluate, select and apply appropriate research methods and data analysis techniques to investigate clinical research problems
  • synthesise information from a variety of sources and interpret data accurately
  • critically appraise published research, using appropriate techniques, and appreciate the significance of published research for professional practice, patient care, healthcare policy and future research
  • independently plan and manage an innovative piece of research in compliance with research ethics, legislative frameworks and governance procedures
  • effectively use a range of computer packages in order to successfully communicate acquired knowledge and the results of research, both written and orally to a range of audiences
  • effectively be able to network, support less experienced colleagues, prepare for competitive grant applications and doctoral fellowships
  • appreciate the broad role of the clinical academic-researcher within the current context of health and social care
  • collaboratively engage with others in the process of investigative enquiry, and demonstrate awareness of resources and networks that can be accessed in order to support research focused activity and promote a research culture
  • generate research questions, design and test data collection approaches and interpret results within a scientific framework

Assessment methods

Progress throughout the course is assessed through a range of methods, including:

  • research protocol
  • oral and poster presentations
  • written examinations
  • critiques
  • reflective reports
  • dissertation



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