Clinical Research Practitioner Programme (CRP )

The Clinical Research Practitioner Programme includes a formal research study focused on substantive research for a PGR award embedded in the relevant research centres within BIHMR, particularly the clinical trials unit NWORTH, in the School of Health Sciences, alongside a clinical component and optional teaching award. The number of configurations are:

  • Fellowship - A formal research project that addresses a clinical research-based priority rooted in a research gap in the evidence-base. This will involve registration for a PGR award at a Masters by Research, MPhil or PhD level in the thematic areas of Health Sciences, Health Economics, Primary Care, Ageing & Dementia or Heath & Social Care. Also, there will be opportunities alternatively to complete a Professional Doctorate in Public Health or Ageing & Dementia if appropriate.
  • Senior Fellowship - A formal research project that addresses a clinical academic priority rooted in a research gap in the evidence-base. This will involve registration for a PGR award at a Masters by Research, MPhil or PhD level in the thematic areas of Health Sciences, Health Economics, Primary Care, Ageing & Dementia or Heath & Social Care. In addition, there will be opportunities alternatively to complete a Professional Doctorate in Public Health or Ageing & Dementia if appropriate.
  • As part of both the Fellowship and Senior Fellowship configurations there is an optional formal teaching award that may be completed. The teaching component of the Clinical Academic Programme is focused on the PGR Preparation for Teaching and PGR Preparation for Teaching Portfolio Level 7 modules (20 and 10 CATS). This enables progression if appropriate to the completion of Stage 1 of the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Pg cert HE) and Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy with access to Stage 2 and thereby subsequently progressing to complete the PgCert HE.
  • Other options would be accessible from the portfolio of modules available within the School and the University Doctoral School to provide’ added-value’.

CRP Programme

Clinical Academic levels

Characteristics

 

Fellowship

  • The completion of a Masters by Research or MPhil award based on a discrete research project
  • Supervision through the PGR mechanisms within the School linked to the BIHMR Research Centres, particularly NWORTH
  • The completion of relevant clinical Experience/Progression as part of their designated role
  • The completion of optional teaching award or other relevant modules guided by supervision/mentorship
  • Honorary Appointment at appropriate level

 

Senior Fellowship

  • The completion of a PhD or Professional Doctorate (Public Health, Ageing & Dementia) award based on a discrete research project
  • Supervision through the PGR mechanisms within the School linked to the BIHMR Research Centres, particularly NWORTH
  • The completion of relevant clinical Experience/Progression as part of their designated role
  • The completion of optional teaching award or other relevant modules guided by supervision/mentorship
  • Honorary Appointment at appropriate level

Resources

These are resources that may be helpful as part of the programme:

PGR Handbook                          
PGR Preparation for Teaching 
PGR Preparation for Teaching Portfolio      
Higher Education Academy              
Professional Doctorate Handbook Public Health                      
Professional Doctorate Handbook Ageing and Dementia          
Professional Doctorate Handbook Implementation