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HSGM3001 Research Project for AHPs

Module Overview

This module follows on from the project plan you developed in the Research Methods module, allowing you to carry out a project that is relevant to your professional programme (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Podiatry) with the support of your supervisor. This will allow you to put the knowledge gained from the Research Methods module into practice and gain further understanding of the research process. This module will strengthen your problem-solving, critiquing and academic writing skills.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Rationalise the selection of a problem to be studied by structured search and critical appraisal of relevant literature.
  • Describe the processes involved in your data collection, relating your choice of methods to the aims of your inquiry.
  • Produce an analysis relevant to your inquiry, and explain how this helps answer your inquiry.
  • Interpret your results, place these into the context of other research, and evaluate the relevance to your profession.
  • Evaluate your inquiry with respect to the trustworthiness of the results, by identifying strengths and limitations of the process.
  • Show your ability to adhere to ethical and governance requirements when conducting an inquiry.
  • Demonstrate an ability to present and disseminate information in an informative and succinct way.


This module will build on and consolidate your knowledge and skills from the Research Methods module, allowing you to carry out and disseminate your project.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

This module involves independent study, working on your project. This is supported by supervision meetings, action learning groups and seminars.

Project supervision15
Independent Study345
Total study time375

Resources & Reading list

Dawn-Marie Walker. An Introduction to Health Services Research. 

Ann Bowling. Research Methods in Health. 

Pranee Liamputtong. Research Methods in Health: Foundations for Evidence-based Practice. 





MethodPercentage contribution
Research paper 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Research paper 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


There are no additional costs associated with this module.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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