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Course summary

The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (October/November 2022). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas. PGCert The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Health Research is designed for medical and dental trainees with the potential to become independent researchers, and to be taken part-time alongside work commitments, normally over one or two years. The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research will help you to:

  • develop skills of research, design and data analysis in both qualitative and quantitative research;
  • critically evaluate health research;
  • apply the principles of evidence-based practice in health care settings;
  • plan how to implement the findings of research to improve health care; and
  • use theories and principles underpinning clinical research to inform your own research practice.
The course is delivered through the Department for Continuing Education, with the expertise in curriculum design and teaching drawn from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and the Clinical Academic Graduate School. Course structure The Postgraduate Certificate is normally completed between one to two years. It consists of three assessed taught modules and includes thorough introductions to the principles of evidence-based practice in health, and to study design and research methods. PGDip The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Health Research is designed for medical and dental trainees with the potential to become independent researchers, and to be taken part-time alongside work commitments, normally over one to three years. The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Health Research will help you to:
  • develop skills of research, design and data analysis in both qualitative and quantitative research;
  • critically evaluate health research;
  • identify, critically appraise and incorporate the results of medical and social science research into the day-to-day decision making of clinical, scientific and administrative practice;
  • apply the principles of evidence-based practice in health care settings;
  • plan how to implement the findings of research to improve health care; and
  • use theories and principles underpinning clinical research to inform their own research practice.
The programme is delivered through the Department for Continuing Education, with the expertise in curriculum design and teaching drawn from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and the Clinical Academic Graduate School. You will take two compulsory modules and four option modules from those currently available; further information on all course modules is available via the course page on the Department for Continuing Education website (see Further Information and Enquiries).


Entry requirements

For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Health Research at University of Oxford - UCAS