Healthcare Research


Professional Training (Virtual Internship)



Healthcare Research is a dynamic field, and online training brings the world of discovery to learners' screens. Through interesting modules and research tasks, participants embark on a transformative learning experience that transcends traditional boundaries. Dive deep into the core of scientific inquiry with a focus on research methodologies tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities within healthcare. From designing studies to ethical considerations, learners master the intricacies of conducting impactful research.


This professional training will provide you with essential healthcare research skills and knowledge to become a successful health researcher. It will also provide you with the knowledge and understanding of participating in health research projects, developing and filling consent forms, ethical procedures, and developing research ideas. This 8-week training is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to participate in healthcare research projects. It will also train you to participate in doctoral or postdoctoral research. This professional training aims to provide essential knowledge for developing your early healthcare research career.


This training will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of performing literature reviews in healthcare, developing your research proposal, and writing a literature review. It aims to provide essential knowledge for developing your early research career in the healthcare field. Customize your learning experience to fit your schedule with the flexibility of online training. Access materials, and research tasks at your own pace, accommodating work, personal commitments, and different time zones. To stay competitive in the field of healthcare research, universities and organizations need experienced healthcare experts with research skills and an understanding of cutting-edge methods. Bridge the gap between theory and application with a focus on translational research.



Start Date: 5 May 2024

Places: 03

Duration: 2 months (8 weeks)

Delivery: Online

Workload: 4-6 hours per week

Fees: £275

Registration: Register here

Contact: Elisa Hampson



  • Develop a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of healthcare research
  • Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of literature reviews and developing a research proposal
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the scholarly landscape in your field
  • Develop critical thinking skills to healthcare knowledge in research

  • Engage in research tasks related to healthcare research



The online distance-learning delivery of the training will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers and material from our partners.


  • Module 1 - Literature review: During the first module of your virtual training, you will gain experience in literature reviewing and finding articles using research databases and search engines. Explore the techniques of effective introduction, discussion, and conclusion that elevate a research paper to captivating narratives. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the scholarly landscape in your field, learning how to identify key contributors, seminal works, and evolving trends. Develop the skills to critically evaluate research studies, synthesize findings, and identify gaps in current knowledge. Develop strategies for comparing and contrasting diverse perspectives and creating a research topic. Uncover the secrets of well-structured research papers, from the formulation of research topics to the summarizing of key information.


  • Module 2 - Developing a research proposal: Immerse yourself in the foundational principles of research proposal development, gaining insights into the key components that define a successful research project. Explore the template and methodologies used across disciplines, tailoring your understanding to the unique demands of your field. You will gain knowledge in writing your research proposal. You will develop your research idea in module 2 and learn to develop a research plan for your idea. Master the art of crafting clear, focused, and impactful research questions that lay the groundwork for your entire proposal. Engage in tasks that guide you through the process of refining and structuring research inquiries that drive meaningful investigations. Explore the significance of reviewing literature and a well-defined conceptual framework in providing the theoretical underpinnings of your research. Learn to present your research idea coherently and compellingly.


  • Module 3 - Healthcare research methodology: In module 3, you will learn to perform data analysis and statistical analysis in research. You will be given different research tasks to perform data analysis. Engage in practice tasks that reinforce your understanding of statistical fundamentals, ensuring a solid grasp of the analytical toolkit. Navigate the landscape of statistical techniques, learning how to choose the most appropriate methods based on your research questions and data characteristics. Gain practical experience with statistical tools and/or software, translating theoretical knowledge into actionable skills. You will also learn the types of research methods, ethics involved in conducting healthcare research, preparing interview questions, and developing and filling consent forms.


  • Module 4 - Healthcare research project: You will work on a short literature review project and apply your knowledge of your area in your research task. The research project aims to improve your academic writing, research, critical thinking, and literature search skills. The project offers a roadmap to construct literature reviews that resonate with depth, coherence, and scholarly impact. Navigate through databases, academic journals, and other resources to compile a rich array of literature relevant to your research. Develop the skills to critically evaluate research studies, synthesize findings, and identify gaps in current knowledge. 

Entry Requirements


  • This training starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid and advanced levels. However, prior research experience is not required.
  • This training is designed for all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.).
  • Our online training is taught in English. Therefore, you must have good English language skills.

Certificate of Completion


After completing all the parts of this Professional Training (Virtual Internship), you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).

Career Opportunities


This virtual training is designed to aid professional development in the field of healthcare research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction, for example, into a healthcare researcher. Here are several career paths that individuals with expertise in this field may pursue:


  • Healthcare Researcher
  • Healthcare Expert
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Clinical Trial Coordinator
  • Health Services Researcher
  • Public Health Researcher
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Consultant in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Tutor
  • Research Assistant


Joining a virtual internship in Healthcare research provides a strong foundation for a research career that aims to advance your understanding of Healthcare and improve patient care.

Design AND Delivery


This online training is delivered on our virtual learning platform (Moodle). The training is self-paced and it can be completed on your schedule within the training's duration. The training includes recorded guides, templates, learning material, ebooks, and research-based tasks. It is designed by the CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from international universities).

Fees and Funding


UK and International: £275 (including electronic certificate).