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Clinical Audit and Research for Healthcare Professionals, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #302 (QS) Online
The Clinical Audit and Research for Healthcare Professionals is an online course offered by University of Dundee for healthcare professionals. Gain a range of skills necessary to undertake research and audit activities within the healthcare sector.


In recent years there has been a rapid growth in clinical audit and research to evaluate treatment interventions and improvement in patient care and any associated cost benefits. 

The Clinical Audit and Research for Healthcare Professionals programme from University of Dundee consists of nine learning units. These units may be studied individually so that you can choose to study the units you wish. Each unit requires approximately 100 notational hours of study.

The programme is supplied in a presentation folder containing a student handbook and the nine units. The student handbook provides information about the structure, recommended reference materials and the tutor support system. 

For every unit there is a study guide that explains the objectives of that unit (what you will have learned by the end of the unit) and leads you through the learning material, section by section, using text, illustrations, activities, exercises and references to the recommended textbooks.

This is a modular course, taught by distance learning, covering the following subjects:

  • Research and the Scientific Method
  • Information Gathering and Review
  • Statistical Methods
  • Reporting and Presentation
  • Implementing Clinical Audit
  • Funding Issues
  • Ethical Issues


This course is aimed at those who are already on an established career path and will improve opportunities for career progression and development.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research and the Scientific Method
  • Information Gathering & Review
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Statistical Inference 
  • Non-parametric Statistical Inference
  • Reporting & Presentation
  • Implementing Clinical Audit

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      6 - 36 months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Open to qualified health care professionals, holding a diploma or non-honours degree, and eligible for state registration with an appropriate body.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 GBP per year and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 GBP per year and a duration of 6 months.
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