Accessibility statement

Health Research Methods

20 credits at Level 7 (only available to students on the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research and Statistics)

Module leaders: Dr Elena Ratschen  


This distance learning module is divided into two main parts: Part 1 starts in the autumn term with eight online sessions on questionnaire design and applied statistics. Part 2 is dedicated to methodological designs and ethics and is delivered over nine online sessions in the spring term. Lectures and associated materials are delivered to students via adaptive release (previous session's quiz needs to be passed to get access to the following session).

Further, in weeks 3, 6 and 9 of the autumn term (exact dates to be confirmed) you will have to complete online summative quizzes worth a total of 15% of your grade.

In the summer term Week 1 (check assessment schedule for exact date), you will be required to take the final exam worth 85% of your grade. This will be a two-hour closed book exam.

Follow the link for further details of Health Research Methods - HEA00090M


You should normally be a graduate with a 2:1 degree or higher, or equivalent from an overseas university, and be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge of and interest in a relevant area of health sciences. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and we follow the University’s Equal Opportunities policy.

Credits and cost

Qualification awarded

If you successfully complete this course you will be awarded 20 credit points by the University of York, at Level 7.


Please visit 

For informal enquiries about this module email

To apply

Postgraduate application form (MS Word , 74kb)


What our students say:

"Extremely informative lectures, covering extensive amounts of information and first principles"

"Lectures were concise. The lecture notes were well written and of a good length. The content of sessions was useful and applicable to other areas of study"