Advanced Research Skills - Nursing Health Sciences & Disability Studies

ATU - Sligo St. Angela's

Advanced Research Skills - Nursing Health Sciences & Disability Studies

The module is designed to enable students to explore the methodological issues and practical issues about research. It will assist students determine the right research design for their research questions in practice and provides an opportunity for students to debate, challenge and clarify research issues. This module provides students with the skills needed to source, evaluate and implement evidence in practice. Students are also introduced to the many approaches used in synthesising evidence from primary studies. The module also prepares students to develop a research proposal/protocol in preparation to undertake a research study.

Advanced Research Skills is a core module on the Postgraduate Diploma Health Sciences (Nursing/Professional Studies).

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Who's Suited to This Course
The School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies delivers a number of stand alone modules which address issues of interest to all health and social care professionals. Credits attained can be accumulated over a 2-3-year timeframe and put towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/ Professional Studies). The modules are delivered in a flexible manner to accommodate the learning requirements of busy healthcare professionals. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register (for those required to register with a professional body) AND
Be currently employed in healthcare or social care either in: clinical or social care practice/management/ research /education.
Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

Applicants will normally have gained a primary degree (health science/studies or social science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Academic Test is required.

Application dates

Closing Date
5th December 2022
Late applicants may be considered.


One Semester (Jan-March)

Online Induction Dates: 11th-13th January 2023

Attendance Days:

24th January 2023
21st February 2023
14th March 2023

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  • Qualifications

    Certificate of Attendance

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime

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