Subject Knowledge and Understanding
The principles and theories of different research methods.
Strengths and weaknesses of different research designs.
Different statistical tests and their uses.
Ethics of carrying out research.
Ethics of obtaining consent for surgery
Critically appraise different research methodologies.
Identify clinical problems that would benefit from further research.
Draw on appropriate methodologies to formulate a research question.
Assess the validity of outcome measures.
Identify the most appropriate statistical test for data analysis
To be able to design a basic postal survey.
To be able to formulate a research question.
To design a research project
Key Transferable Skills
Critically appraise and integrate appropriate published work into written assignments.
Present research ideas to peers.
Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral and written means.
Use information technology effectively.