Research methods

Course code ORT6100
30 credits


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Key dates

Closing date for applications: 17 February 2023

Start date: 9 March 2023 (Commences with a virtual tutorial on Thursday 9 March 2023 at 4.00pm – 5.30pm TBC)

End date: 11 August 2023

Mode of attendance

A short virtual tutorial will be held at the start of the module.  Further details will be made available upon application.


The aim of this module is to give you a broad understanding of the methods of research the ethics of research practice and of the use of statistics in testing a simple hypothesis in the subject area of vision and strabismus.

Overview of content

  1. Introduction
  2. Literature review
  3. Hypotheses
  4. Planning your experiment
  5. Research governance
  6. Ethics
  7. Parametric statistics
  8. Non-parametric statitistics
  9. Presenting data
  10. Writing up

Who can study this module

This module is available to anybody with a relevant qualification in the eye care profession. Currently we have Low Vision nurses, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists studying with us. 


This module is available for study as a standalone module and as an optional module for either the MMedSci ACP Ophthalmology (paediatrics) or MMedSci (Vision and Strabismus) programmes.

You could therefore combine this module with another from the MMedSci Vision and Strabismus programme to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Vision and Strabismus (60 credits), or combine this with another 90 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) as long as the credits are gained within a five-year time span.

You will receive a certificate of completion once you have successfully completed the module.

How to apply for the module

Please visit our how to apply page.

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