Our doctorate qualification in Clinical Studies is designed to empower healthcare practitioners to drive change and innovation in their workplace by applying cutting-edge research to real-life practice.
This qualification is an ideal professional development opportunity if you’re a current healthcare practitioner. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge required to undertake research in a clinical practice setting, exploring current research techniques and advancing your own understanding of leading theories in clinical practice and how these can be applied in real world settings.
The NHS Five Year Forward View aspires to enhance the skills of its entire workforce. This doctorate qualification will empower members of clinical staff who have graduated from the course to create solutions, drive change, innovate and make a difference within their workplace by synthesising cutting-edge ideas, concepts and approaches.
As the course progresses you’ll develop a substantial research project aimed at building knowledge and improving practice in the clinical sector.
The majority of teaching will be delivered through face-to-face or online-based lectures, seminars and one-to-one discussions with tutors and your thesis supervisor. You’ll be required to undertake significant background reading and literature searching as well as completing research tasks as part of your assignments. We encourage you to be an active learner and to apply course material to real-world case studies and your own research and practice.
The course is delivered using a blended approach. There will be interactive online classroom sessions where you’ll be able to engage with your tutor and other students in real-time. Lectures are recorded and will be accessible for future reference and revision.
Assessment is carried out through a range of coursework assignments. These will include:
This doctorate qualification will empower you to deliver change and innovation with your practice environment and advance your career.
Visit the Clinical Studies - DProf page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!
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