Enhancing clinical research in practice (degree level) (HEAD345)

Key features

This 40 credit degree-level module has been designed for research nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and non-registered practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and clinical skills in clinical research.

You will develop a higher level of knowledge which will enable you to provide high quality and evidence-based care using a critical and reflective approach in any clinical environment. You will also gain new clinical research skills and will be able to critically analyse the research process and its applications within clinical research.

This module offers you the opportunity to focus on and examine an aspect of clinical research practice and critique this in relation to current research evidence.

This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

How to apply

For further information on module dates, entry requirements, fees and funding and how to apply please contact the relevant education coordinator for the organisation where you wish to undertake the module, see below contact details.

This module is delivered by:

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Jackie Williams, j.williams16@nhs.net

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
Access to: 
  • application forms 
  • change of name forms
  • pre-course information
  • downloadable guides 
  • student card.


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Our students say...

  • A “The best aspects of the module were (learning) theory behind knowledge and experience gained ‘on the job’.”
  • A “Gaining an overview of R&D process which, as someone fairly new to the area, will allow me to build on my practical experience far more effectively than I would otherwise have done.”
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries

Prospective student enquiries

+44 1752 586951

Current student enquiries

Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.

8.30–17.00 (Friday 16.30)