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Introduction to Biomedical Research

Develop a clear understanding of the key concepts and principles in biomedical research.

Life Science
Free Course
In this free online course you'll learn that biomedical research is a fast-growing and highly-rewarding profession whose aim is to solve critical health challenges. To be a biomedical researcher, you must first understand the key concepts and principles in biomedical research. This course will introduce you to health research, measurement of disease frequency, study designs, clinical trials and the ethical principles in research studies.
  • Duration

    6-10 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online course, you will learn about the key concepts in health research, types of study designs, data management and the ethical principles in research studies. The course starts by introducing you to the different scopes of health research, steps in conducting a literature review, methods of measuring disease frequency and types of research studies. You will then be introduced to the steps in conducting clinical trials and the essential threats to validity in epidemiological studies.

Next, the course introduces you to the methods used in qualitative research, data measurement and the steps in calculating sample size and selecting a study population. You are then introduced to the processes of planning and managing a research study, methods of collecting data, ethical principles and elements of protocol in research studies. Finally, you are introduced to the ethics of publication.

This course will be of interest to those who are looking to start a career in biomedical research or medical researchers who want to update their knowledge. Start this course today and learn the key concepts to enable you to begin your journey to becoming a professional biomedical researcher.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Explain the key concepts and scope of health research
  • Translate research questions into research hypotheses and objectives
  • Explain the steps in conducting a literature review
  • Discuss the key concepts that guide the measurement of disease frequency
  • Describe analytical and descriptive studies and their types
  • Explain the steps and issues in conducting clinical trials
  • Recall the essential threats to validity in epidemiological studies
  • Explain the methods used in qualitative research, data measurement and sampling
  • Outline the steps in calculating sample size and selecting a study population
  • Summarise the processes of planning and managing a research study 
  • Discuss the methods of collecting data and elements of data management
  • Explain the ethical principles and elements of protocol in research studies

Certification

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