Kingston University and St George’s, University of London’s Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education have successfully gained a second round of funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Chief Nursing Officer for England (CNO), which supports the continuation of the Master of Research in Clinical Practice (MResCP) programme, awarded by the University of London.
This programme of study is a central part of the Government’s drive to modernise clinical academic careers for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals. This inter-professional programme is well established and has successfully recruited and graduated students from a wide range of health care disciplines. The programme provides practical and academic study to give health professionals the skills to manage and deliver research in a clinical setting and prepare them for careers in clinical research. Eighteen fully funded (full or part time) studentships are available to NHS professionals per year.
The MResCP comprises of 5 core modules (each of 15 credits) and a research project (105 credits). Course modules include: Research methods; Statistics, Critical Appraisal, Research Project Planning and Management, and Applied Research in Clinical Practice. A variety of learning and teaching strategies are employed throughout the programme which encourage students to work collectively in order to explore / solve clinical problems, and to appreciate the role of the researcher and the wider context of research in practice. Innovative assessment strategies are also employed, each relevant to developing an applied understanding of research process and practice as well as supporting personal development. Assessments include a research protocol, oral and poster presentations, examination, critiques, reflective reports, and a 20,000 word dissertation.
The Faculty is looking to appoint an external examiner to review the following 3 modules: Research Methods (Proposa