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|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
This programme provides teaching and development in the theoretical and applied aspects of health services research. You learn to use a range of health research skills in order to both critically appraise existing research and apply scientifically rigorous methods to enhance the evidence base for health and healthcare interventions. The course is modular in design in that each module is delivered over a single week of teaching and is suitable for those with concurrent work commitments within the health service. The programme covers the whole range of health service research methods from clinical evaluation to health policy. It also has a distinctive applied element allowing key skills to be translated into actual research through a research dissertation.
Six modules from the following:
* Epidemiology and Public Health Research
* Health Economics
* Health Policy
* Qualitative Research Methods in Health
* Quantitative Research Methods in Health
* Sociology of Health and Illness
* Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis.
The programme is assessed by coursework for each of the modules and by the dissertation.
A degree in a science, social science or health-related discipline or a professional health qualification. Experience of working in health services is desirable but not essential.
English language requirements
* 6.5 incl
* 6.0 reading
* 6.0 writing
* 5.5 listening
* 5.5 speaking
* 90 incl
* 22 reading
* 21 writing
* 21 listening
* 23 speaking
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
Every school at Kent offers one or two University postgraduate research scholarships, each available for three years, providing fees at the home/EU rate and a stipend up to £13,590 per annum (2011/12 rate).
Some schools offer scholarships in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) whereby postgraduate research students receive financial support in return for teaching. The value of awards may vary, but often cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate and a substantial maintenance grant.
All postgraduate research students are eligible to apply for GTAs.
In addition, one KentHealth postgraduate research studentship per year is awarded to competing schools in the field of health-related research.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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