Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Research Ethics and Integrity in Health and Social Care

This module is for anyone who is planning to do primary data health research which will require a research ethics submission. It is particularly relevant to anyone who will be taking data in the NHS and will need to submit through IRAS.

Module Information

Module code



This module will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand and analyse the ethical dimension of research.

You will be encouraged to apply ethical principles to the design and operationalisation of the research to be undertaken as part of your course. This will help you to construct an ethics application that demonstrates comprehensive, critical appraisal of applied ethical principles in the health or social care sector.

The module is recommended for those intending to carry out research in the National Health Service (NHS), or other setting which necessitates the submission of work to an ethics committee external to the university.

Entry requirements

Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.


The assessment for this module is a 3000 word essay in which you will be asked to explore the ethical dimensions of your planned research.

Module leader

Lucy Redhead

Module dates

2024-25 –  Semester 1  Falmer Campus, Brighton (Dates subject to change)

  • December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Assessment submission date: tbc


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module, the fee is:

2024-25  £1,170

Further information

Please contact for further information about the module

This module is a core module for the MRes Health Research. This module can be taken as part of a postgraduate course in discussion with the course leader, including:

MSc Health / MSc Health and Education / MSc Health and Management

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