The course is mainly delivered online and may include:

  • online learning resources
  • range of activities – quizzes, surveys, reflection, sharing perspectives
  • online discussion boards
  • live web conferences
  • directed and self-directed reading


We use a variety of assessment methods including:

  • debates
  • 'patchwork text' of the components of an improvement project
  • examinations
  • essays
  • dissertation

You will complete a core research module to develop your critical analysis of healthcare research, a core quality improvement module, and a core risk and patient safety module. You will then undertake a final option module of your choice.

After completing these four modules you will progress to your dissertation and options can include a research proposal, a practice-based project, or evidence-based systematic review. You will be allocated a supervisor.

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This list should give you a good idea of which modules you can take, however it may change before you begin your course, and may not show all available modules.

Module list

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