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Starting out in Research – an introductory course. Imperial College, London

Published: 29 September 2014

Research is a core part of the NHS. In order to provide better healthcare we need to do research. Yet research is complex to carry out and requires a wide range of skills. This course is designed to introduce some of the core skills required to carry research successfully.

29 - 30 September 2014 & 2 - 3 March 2015

Imperial College London are offering a "Starting out in research" course and are offering AHPRN members a 10% discounted rate on course fees.

This short course provides an excellent grounding of the critical underpinning skills required for performing high quality research. The course is offered in two 2 day modules. The gap between the modules is intended to allow you time to use and develop the skills taught during days 1 and 2, and to spend time developing a research question and start to formulate a proposal.

The topics covered include:

Module 1 (29-30 September 2014)

  • Searching the literature
  • Understanding statistics
  • Critical appraisal
  • Obtaining ethical approval
  • Writing your research protocol

Module 2 (2-3 March 2015)

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

£330 per module
£615 for both modules
(10% discount for AHPRN & CHAIN members)
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