Enhancing clinical research in practice (degree level)

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.

This module is delivered by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust in partnership with University of Plymouth.

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.”

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree


University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Module dates

Please contact the Education Co-ordinator for the trust offering the module (see 'How to apply' for contact details)