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Southern Central CAHPR Hub

Starting out in Research - an introductory course

Published: 3 March 2014
Continuing Professional Development

Course Details Duration: 2 x 2 days Fees: £320 per module £595 for both modules 10% discount for AHPRN & CHAIN members Limited number of bursary places for ICHT staff. Please contact us.

Imperial College London in collaboration with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, will be running the second module of the Starting out in Research – an introductory course which may be of interest to your members. Please find the details below. AHPRN members will receive a 10% discount. Please do forward the details to anyone you think may be interested:

Starting out in Research – an introductory course
Module 2: 3 & 4 March 2014

This short course provides an excellent grounding of the critical underpinning skills required for performing high quality research. This second module will build on the skills taught during days 1 and 2 and would be ideal if you are currently developing a research question or want to formulate a proposal.

The topics covered include:

Module 2 (3-4 March 2014):

  • Selecting robust outcome measures
  • Using and developing a questionnaire
  • Getting research funding
  • Disseminating your research

Course Aims:

  • Apply an evidence-based approach to the selection of outcome measures which are psychometrically robust and clinically practical.
  • Understand when to use questionnaires, identify what makes a good questionnaire, design and critically appraise a questionnaire, and plan a study involving questionnaires.
  • Describe the stages involved in preparing a grant application and appreciate some of the challenges faced.
  • Identify strategies to disseminate research results and findings, and to prepare successful conference presentations and papers for submission to peer review journals.

£320 (10% discount for AHPRN & CHAIN members)

FREE - A copy of Research Handbook for Health Care Professionals is provided to all attendees.

Contact Eva, tel: 0207 5946885; email:


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