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Introduction to Medical Research: Essential Skills


OUCAGS logoThe Introduction to Medical Research: Essential Skills course provides an overview of key steps and common methods in medical research and its publication.

We deliver the course for the Oxford University Clinical Academic School and it’s available to Oxford Foundation School doctors free of charge.

The course is divided into four modules which run over four Saturday mornings during the Michaelmas and Trinity Terms, at the John Radcliffe Hospital:

Module 1: Research planning: before you start your research project  lays the foundation for getting involved in medical research, from basic research conduct principles through to building the evidence base underpinning a research project

Module 2: Research design and protocols  introduces the main types of study design and the skills required to critically appraise a research study, and explores the practicalities of writing a protocol

Module 3: Statistical thinking  introduces the basics of medical statistics, such as understanding sampling, and making inferences from samples to populations

Module 4: Research publication and dissemination  covers the process of getting your research published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at conferences

To find out when the next courses will be run and be put on the course’s mailing list, email oucags@medsci.ox.ac.uk

If you are already registered on the course, resources and handouts are available here.  Please contact OUCAGS to obtain the password to access this page.

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