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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences : Molecular and Clinical Medicine

Postgraduate Course: Qualitative Research and Clinical Trials (MCLM11015)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryQualitative research is concerned with developing explanations of social phenomena, it aims to help us to understand the world in which we live and why things are the way they are. It is concerned with the social aspects of our world and seeks to answer questions about:
Why people behave the way they do
How opinions and attitudes are formed
How people are affected by the events that go on around them
How and why cultures have developed in the way they have
The differences between social groups
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 100, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 40, Formative Assessment Hours 12, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Revision Session Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Online participation: 25%
Individual project: 25%
Reflective portfolio: 30%
Case scenarios: 20%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the principles of qualitative research design
  2. Design a qualitative research study selecting appropriate methods for sample selection, data collection and data analysis
  3. Discuss the appropriateness of a qualitative approach to clinical trials
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsClinical trials, qualitative research, methods, sensitive issues, questionnaires
Contacts
Course organiserMiss Michelle Evans
Tel: 0131 537 3326
Email: michelle.evans@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Danielle Marlow
Tel: 0131 537 3798
Email: Danielle.Wilson@ed.ac.uk
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