Research in Primary Care
This module focuses specifically on research in primary care. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the primary care research context and the role and importance of primary care research. Using exemplars from primary care research it will illustrate the range of research designs, including approaches for recruitment and retention and long-term follow-up. The module will also equip students with the practical skills to design and deliver research within the primary care context.
Module Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Make a coherent argument for the role and importance of primary care research
- Demonstrate awareness of the practicalities of doing health research within primary care settings
- Describe the range of research designs used in primary care settings, and be able to provide a justification for using a particular research design to address a given research question
- Understand and explain how primary care research can contribute to improving the quality and safety of care, including issues relating to the standardisation, harmonisation, replication and scaling of successful interventions and approaches.
- Appreciate how implementation science can be used to support and evaluate implementation of evidence-based practice and clinical research within primary care settings
- Design trial documents, including patient facing information and data collection tools
- Apply for regulatory approvals
- Understand the principles and practice of health policy within primary care
Principles of Epidemiology, Research Skills
The module will be delivered using a combination of lectures, experiential learning, and group discussions using exemplars of research within primary care.
To develop a participant information sheet for a pre-defined research study conducted within primary care.
Module Length: 4 days