PGCert Health Research
(Award available for year: Postgraduate Certificate)
The Programme builds on the specific and generic outcomes of degree programmes and professional qualifications in a wide range of health-related disciplines. Benchmark statements in all of the following health-related disciplines apply: Dietetics, Health Studies, Health Visiting, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry (Chiropody), Prosthetics and Orthotics, Radiography, and Speech & Language Therapy.On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:- demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to research in health-care or to demonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts, information and techniques informed by knowledge across, or in aspects at, the forefront of health research;- exhibit competence in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;- demonstrate an advanced understanding of techniques applicable to their own research, advanced scholarship or area of specific interest within the broader discipline;- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;- proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to evaluate these;- evaluate current issues and research in the discipline.
Transferable (key) skills
Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the fundamental skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critical engagement in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
Achievement for the Postgraduate Certificate will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- evaluating received opinion;- making sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.