Short courses
Health & Social Care

Data Analysis Methods

University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education:

This award provides you with an understanding of both quantitative and qualitative data analysis. It is primarily for those from a health and social sciences background who may be involved in analysing public health data, although the award will be of interest to health and social science students more broadly.

Course information

Part-time

  • 5 months, January - May

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  • Credits: 20, Level: Master's
  • Enrolment date: December
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £510

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Teaching enables you to critically understand the theoretical aspects of quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Focus is on providing you with hands on, practical data analysis skills across a broad range of quantitative and qualitative data analysis approaches using dedicated data analysis software (SPSS and NVIVO). Types of data analysed during the course include public health statistics, interviews, focus groups, newspaper reports and visual data. Students learn how to analyse and report quantitative data, and how to theoretically contextualise, analyse and report qualitative data.You can access the course via face-to-face and online delivery to allow flexibility and to provide students with the opportunity to learn entirely in attendance, at a distance or through a combination of the two.

Quantitative data analysis including descriptive statistics, probability theory, inferential statistics and use of dedicated data analysis software (SPSS).

Teesside University campus or you can chose to study this via distance learning to maximise flexible learning.

How you learn

Teaching methods used include keynote lectures, practical data analysis exercises (quantitative and qualitative data), provision of feedback via email and through the VLE communications tools; face-to-face and/or online tutorial support.

How you are assessed

Quantitative data analysis assessment (50%): a seen, short-answer, time-limited assessment using SPSS.

Career opportunities

Transferable data analysis skills; maps to Public Health Skills and Career Framework - Core Area 3.1, Level 7 (a) and defined area Public Health Intelligence, Level 7 (d, e); maps to NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (IK2, Levels 3 and 4).

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 at first degree level.

Course information

Part-time

  • 5 months, January - May

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Master's
  • Enrolment date: December
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £510

Contact details

Further information