How You'll Study
The course makes the most of digital tools and online technology to enable active learning and provide repeated exposure to evidence-based practice using real life examples.
Innovative teaching methods are used to help you in the understanding, application, and the development of a critical academic attitude. These include:
- Synchronous and asynchronous discussions
- Links to relevant and current websites
- e-books and journal articles
- Wikis and blogs
- Live 'office hours' for questions
On-going support is provided by the dedicated, interdisciplinary team of experienced researchers who will be tutoring you. Technical support is provided and peer support will develop throughout the course(s) since engagement with students from other countries and disciplines will be actively encouraged.
You are expected to engage in independent study and work through the weekly topics at your own pace. It is estimated that you will need to engage with the course material for ~15 hours per week for each course with the learning outcomes from each week linking into the next.
- Individual Projects
All assessments within the programme are completed and delivered online. There are several different types of assessment used throughout the programme including formative and summative assessment (MCQ, online tests, essays, presentations, peer review).
All assessments are marked using standardised assessment forms and according to the University's Common Grading Scale (CGS). Online assessment also allows for automated marking with immediate feedback.
Applicants will usually need to possess a health-related honours degree (at a second class level or at least 60% or GPA – 3/5; 2.4/4; 6/10 OR equivalent) or be able to demonstrate evidence of equivalent experience in health care practice/research. They will also require reliable internet access.
Please check the In My Country pages to find out if your degree is equivalent.
All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.
Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the College of Life Sciences and Medicine Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency.
If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.
Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.