University of Exeter

Health Research is essential for improving human health and informs every aspect of clinical practice, social care, and public policy. This pathway will introduce you to the fundamentals of health research and explores concepts and scientific procedures such as quantitative and qualitative research methods, evidence-based clinical practice, evidence synthesis and cost-effectiveness, key ethical issues in health research (e.g. consent, confidentiality, deception, coercion and publication bias), basic statistical analyses, the publication and dissemination of research findings, patient and public involvement, and the interconnection between research funding, public policy, and clinical practice.

Entry Requirements

Intercalated programmes are only available to selected students following a medical degree at the University of Exeter Medical School or another medical, veterinary or dental degree-granting institution and who are taking an intercalating year during their programme of study (see University Regulations Governing Honours Degrees, Regulation 1.2, Section 5).
• Admission to the programme is by agreement between the University of Exeter Medical School or other institution, the Head of the relevant academic department and the University of Exeter.
• All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis but normally students should be achieving at least a 2:1 and be ranked in the top 50% of their academic cohort.
• The final decision on admissions rests with the course convenor.
• Students may be interviewed in the course of the application process.
• All offers made will be conditional on the student passing the academic year in which they apply.

Closing Date

5pm, 1st March