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Essential Skills in Medical Research


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

We deliver this course for the Oxford University Clinical Academic School. It is 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, please email oucags@medsci.ox.ac.uk


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