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Applied Research Theory (Jobs Stimulus Module)

Discipline: Nursing, Health Sciences and Social Care

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 9

Mode of Study: Blended Learning

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Places: 18


Free to unemployed applicants. €98 to employed applicants (€875 funded by HEA)

Why Study?

This module will assist students develop an advanced critical awareness of the range of research methods appropriate to health and social care settings.

It will provide students with the knowledge necessary to undertake a realistic, practically based and robustly-designed research project that seeks to enhance care and improve outcomes.

Programme Modules

Applied Research Theory - 10 ECTS Credits

    Learning Outcomes: 

    On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

    1. Systematically review literature and present a coherent and defensible analysis.
    2. Demonstrate advanced skills in academic writing.
    3. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the research cycle from idea generation through to research project proposal.
    4. Demonstrate competence in designing and justifying a robust research proposal for a chosen project area.

    Essential Information: 

    Credits (ECTS)

    10 Credits



    Go to to:

    • confirm if you are eligible to apply under the Jobs Stimulus initiative
    • check if you meet the academic "Entry Requirements" for this level of module


    How to Apply

    We are accepting applications from Monday, 16th November 2020.

    Apply through our Online Admissions System ,, and then submit any supporting documentation by email to

    Read the Jobs Stimulus Online Admissions User Guide for step-by-step instructions BEFORE logging on to our online admissions system at the ‘Apply Here’ link below.

    Note: On the online admissions system, you will find this module under the Application Type JS- Quality and Safety H/Care.


    Apply here (Online Admissions System) 


    Course Schedule

    Start date: 18/01/2021

    End date: 01/06/2021

    Contact Us


    Email: Maura Fitzimons


    Head of Department

    Email: Justin Kerr