The module at Hannover Medical School was specifically developed for midwives who are about to design an independent research project at Master level. This module will contribute to the advancement of theory and practice through developing and enhancing your skills in both critiquing and contributing to the evidence base for practice. Throughout the module you are guided to critically reflect on midwifery care and the theories that underpin it. For this, a range of conceptual and analytical approaches will be provided. This module will prepare you to explore issues of clinical importance in depth, enabling you to apply an appropriate and systematic approach.
In addition to the input of the course leaders, who are midwives with MSc and PhD qualifications, virtual lectures and tutorials of specialists in epidemiology, biometry and qualitative research of Hannover Medical School are part of the module. In order to strengthen the midwifery context of the module, data sets of the Midwifery Research and Education Unit at Hannover Medical School are used as practical examples within the course.
For students who are planning to book a module in advanced research methods in autumn, the modules of the co-operating University Halle-Wittenberg might be of interest: