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Fundamentals of Health                                                 Research Methodology

Conduct research, interpret findings, enhance health care

Move beyond health care and grow your knowledge

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Are you looking to improve your knowledge of health research methodology and acquire the fundamental skills necessary to successfully initiate, carry out, and complete a research study? The Fundamentals of Health Research Methodology course can provide you with the opportunity to connect with health professionals across a variety of disciplines and develop knowledge and skills you need to effectively complete research studies in your field. 

The Fundamentals of Health Research Methodology is a non-credit course affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences (Department of Anesthesia). The course can be completed over a 10-week term, and is applicable to anyone with an interest in health research. 

Features

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion
  • Convenient online platform
  • Open enrolment, no application required
  • Learn from experienced instructors and researchers
  • Connect with health professionals across various disciplines 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish the main types of health research design to select the most appropriate design for a research project 
  • Explain the hierarchy of evidence based on a study design and its implications in health research
  • Critically appraise health research literature for validity and application of research outcomes
  • Interpret basic statistical findings reported in clinical studies
  • Formulate an answerable question using the "Participants, Interventions, Comparisons, Outcomes" (PICO) framework
  • Develop a research proposal using health research methods and approaches 
  • Identify strategies of knowledge translation, including writing and publishing manuscripts 

Who Should Take This Program?

This program is designed for health professionals such as 

  • Residents
  • Medical students
  • Nursing and health students
  • Research coordinators 
  • Research assistants
  • Any health professional who requires a solid foundation in health research methodology in order to successfully initiate, carry out, and complete a research study