Courses and Seminars


Students for MScIn all our teaching we aim to be relevant to future practice, to use interactive methods to engage and interest students, and to be stimulating, challenging and thought-provoking.

SAPPHIRE group members teach on diverse topics, introducing medical students to sociological and psychological factors in health and illness. Topics include patient safety and quality in the NHS, experiences of illness, patients’ evaluations of healthcare, sociological issues in screening, working with diverse patient groups, and health-related behaviour and behaviour change.

SAPPHIRE members also supervise Intercalated BSc research projects. Recent projects have included:

  • A project looking at whether and how younger women diagnosed with breast cancer are offered fertility preservation interventions before having chemotherapy, and whether they take these up.
  • A project exploring public and professional views and experiences of making decisions about resuscitation, with a particular focus on people from minority ethnic communities.

Helen Eborall, together with Department of Health Sciences colleague Brad Manktelow, led the development of a new MSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare which is now up and running, as well as CPD modules in Quality and Quality Improvement in Healthcare.

SAPPHIRE group members teach on the MRes in Applied Health Research, leading the Qualitative Methods module and contributing to the Fundamentals of Applied Health Research module. We teach postgraduate students about epistemology, ethical research, data collection and analysis methods, and research communication and dissemination.

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