About the Course

We next expect to offer this course as CPD in the academic year 2018/2019.

In this module, students will develop their research skills by learning how to write a research proposal and prepare for the research dissertation.

The module covers the following topics:

  • Formulating a research question
  • Reviewing the literature 
  • Choosing methodologies and data analysis
  • Writing a research proposal
  • The scope and role of the Ethics Committee
  • Presenting research data
  • Formulation of a research question

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically appraise the stages of the research process
  2. Critically appraise existing research and compile a succinct review of the literature
  3. Create and defend a research question
  4. Critically evaluate and choose a suitable methodology to investigate the research question
  5. Defend a data collection method appropriate to the methodology
  6. Critically evaluate and apply an approach to data analysis congruent with the data collection
  7. Critically consider the restraints of research ethics and complete a research ethics application
  8. Critically appraise the process of achieving a publication in a professional journal

Course Delivered by

Associate Professor Tony Paget

Tony Paget - Lecturer PortraitTony Paget’s background was in psychiatric nursing, but took an early interest in health informatics via participating, then organising the European Summer School of Nursing Informatics through the 1990s. He has been a qualified higher education teacher since 1998 and helped design Swansea University’s successful MSc in health informatics in 1999. He became the course director in 2011.





Judy Jenkins

Judy Jenkins - Lecturer PortraitJudy Jenkins is an experienced and articulate educator. She has been working in academia since 1993, following 10 years in the NHS in a variety of managerial positions and is now a senior member of the health informatics group in the School of Medicine.  Judy holds an MSc in Health Informatics, a PGCE in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.   Her specialist subjects and areas of interest are clinical coding, secondary use of data, leadership and project management, and is module leader for several of the modules on the MSc in Health Informatics which relate to her areas of expertise.

Course Pre-requisites

If you have any queries about the entry requirements, please contact the admissions tutor Judy Jenkins

Course Credits

Undertaking Health Informatics Research (PMIM601) carriers 20 Masters Level Credits and these are awarded on completion of a successful assignment.

However, students who wish to attend for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes only will omit the assessment and be given a Certificate of Completion.

Course Fees

The course fees for EU/UK students for this module are £695.00.

International students please enquire for further details of course fees.

Applications are currently closed.

Contact Us

Course Enquiries:
Tony Paget
Associate Professor & Course Director
MSc Health Informatics, MSc Health Data Science and MRes Health Informatics

Marketing Enquiries:
Stephanie Lee

Data Science Building, Swansea University Medical School, Singleton Park, SWANSEA SA2 8PP, Wales, UK

+44 (0)1792 60 6292