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Postgraduate Certificate Blended

Health Research

University of Oxford

12 months
Duration
7125 GBP/year
7125 GBP/year
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About

The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Health Research at the University of Oxford 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. www.conted.ox.ac.uk/postgraduate-certificate-in-health-research

Overview

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 Health Research course at the University of Oxford 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 an option module; further information on all course modules is available via the course page on the Department for Continuing Education website. 

Modules are run over an eight-week blended learning cycle. An initial period of self-directed study is spent working on introductory activities using a Virtual Learning Environment. This is followed by a week spent in Oxford for supported face to face teaching, and then a further period of Post-Oxford activities (A mixture of self-directed and supported distance learning also delivered through the VLE). The final week of each module is for self-directed personal study, shortly followed by the assignment submission.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/postgraduate-certificate-in-health-research

Programme Structure

  • Some modules are run entirely online. 
  • There are then a number of units to work through which are released week by week. Each unit includes a mixture of supported and self-directed learning with discussion forums, tasks and activities. Students then have five weeks of self-directed personal study with use of a revision forum and the requirement to submit an assignment electronically the following week.
  • Modules are space out throughout the academic year, allowing a choice of options to be taken over the one to two years students attend the course.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications may remain open after this deadline if places are still available

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in an appropriate discipline; or
  • an equivalent professional qualification in a profession allied to medicine with post-qualification experience; or
  • have successfully completed the final year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or Bachelor of Dental Surgery, or equivalent.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA we seek is 3.6 out of 4.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7125 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7125 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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