Clinical Audit and Research for Healthcare Professionals

University of Dundee

Postgraduate Certificate Online
36 months
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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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Clinical Audit and Research for Healthcare Professionals
University of Dundee