Understanding Research: An Overview for Health Professionals is an online course conducted by the University of California San Francisco. Participants of this course will learn the elements of research methods and design that are essential to the translation of knowledge into clinical practice, administration/leadership, and health policy.
About the course
This course looks at the various aspects of research as it pertains to health.
Week 1: Sections of a Research Article, Abstracts, and the Introduction of a Paper
Week 2: Methods Section - Study Designs
Week 3: Methods Section - Sample Selection, Setting, Measurement
Week 4: Methods Section -Bias, Types of Variables and Rates
Week 5: Ethical Issues, Human Subjects Committee / Institutional Review Boards, and the Discussion of a Paper
Week 6: Final Exam
This course is appropriate for anyone who wishes to learn more about the format, methodologies, and ethics of peer-reviewed research in the health professions.
This course will consist of five weeks of lecture videos (approximately 60-90 minutes total per week), weekly homework (multiple choice exams and peer-assessed writing assignments), and a required final examination.
August 18, 2014 - September 29, 2014
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