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Online Course

Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 4 hours a week
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

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Everything we do in healthcare has to be discovered and thoroughly tested before it can be put into practice. In this course you will explore clinical research – its challenges and its huge benefits to modern healthcare. You will work through case studies and examine how research contributes to the treatment of major diseases, such as cancer and dementia, examining the process of conducting research and the ethical questions raised. You will learn how members of a research team, academics and participants in clinical research all contribute to this process of discovery.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to know more about modern healthcare, and the role of clinical research and discovery within it.

It will be of special interest to: students at school or college; undergraduates or postgraduates who are contemplating a career in healthcare or the life sciences; and health and social care professionals and practitioners who want to find out more about the role of clinical research in improving healthcare.

This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles. By completing the course you will have achieved 16 hours of CPD time.

No previous knowledge is needed to take this course.

Taught by

Allan Gaw and Fiona O'Neill

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research Based on 35 reviews

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
As an Aussie Consumer involved in cancer trials I found this course a great refresher. Understandably a little was UK specific (eg regulations) however the vast majority of the course by far would be applicable in any country. I have recommended it to many of my colleagues.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course was well structured, the site was user friendly. really enjoyed learning and improving my knowledge regarding research in general.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I have completed this course with the one exception of the final test. In order to complete the course I am asked to pay £62 so that I can receive a certificate which says I have finished the course.

The price is silly and the practice is poor.

This is a sad way to finish the course. The presentation of ideas , which was good, and the variety of approaches, which were wide is spoiled by a mismanaged completion procedure.

I know more than I did. I am content with that.

Asking me to pay £62 to prove to the world I have followed the course is silly.

This morning I received 8 separate e.mails from Future Learn. Completely over the top and makes me less inclined to do any further work with them.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I feel this is a great course for everyone involved or interested in clinical research from healthcare professionals and investigators to patient representatives.

I was particularly attracted by a ‘layered’ design of this course: although it contains very well explained basic information about clinical research, there is an opportunity to investigate a topic further by obtaining more information from the ‘’See Also’’ section.

Interactive communication with educators and peers makes the course even more attractive and motivating.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent primer for those of us having interest in clinical Research. One gets to understand different perspectives of Clinical Research- participants' perspective, the Researchers' perspective. It makes one realize the responsibility that a Researcher shoulders. It aptly describes and sensitises one to the Code of ethics governing Clinical Research. The links provided for added information take one to the depth of the subject.

It would be interesting to have a glimpse of Clinical Research in some other parts of the world besides UK.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I loved doing this course. It was informative, interesting and explained all aspects of clinical research really well. I especially liked being able to post comments and see the comments of others taking the course. This raised lots of questions that I hadn't thought of and the appropriate answers. I liked the learning format and the fact that you could pick up and put down as time demanded.

I am fairly new to research and would recommend this course to anyone
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I am a volunteer at my local hospital as a Patient Research Ambassador. I am not medically trained. I found the course easy to follow and inspiring. I have learned a lot about clinical research and I strongly recommend it to anyone who is considering becoming a Patient Research Ambassador and wants to know more about the subject.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is very informative and produced very well. All the presenters are very easy to understand and talk in a way that is interesting to everyone. It is very good for learning about all aspects of research, from idea development, funding, practise and reporting. Would highly recommend for anyone new to research in any role.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Would recommend to all different people - I'm a research nurse 6 months into my post and this has been really useful so far to give me a great overview of knowledge I have learnt already. I can definitely see the relevance to all people - if you are interested in research or are currently in research would highly recommend.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is very informative and interesting. They use relevant examples from recent studies or ongoing studies to make their point as well as various exercises to consolidate your learning. I would definitely recommend this course as it provides a good general introduction to the field of clinical research!
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Huda G
Huda completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course answered fundamental questions required in research field especially why and how research can improve health care and obstacles in translating research evidence into practice. The course also is comprehensive that address all important issues pertaining to research. I enjoyed the course so much
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Really good course and thoroughly recommend to anyone in research, however I have only given it 3 stars as I was very disappointed to get to the end and realise that I have to pay to take the final test and get certificate. This I feel is very unfair when I have completed the rest of the course.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a good, basic course about health research. It uses real examples to illustrate each week's subject, which helps to bring it all alive. There is also additional reading suggested so you can take the learning further if you want to.

I found the course informative and interesting.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting and informative course. The course have given me an overview of what research is and how it works. I have learnt to be wary of sensational headlines in the media and to look further into what is involve in such study before reaching conclusion.

Thank you
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course. The content was very well constructed with use of different media to maintain interest. I would definitely recommend this course to my colleagues as it has helped improve knowledge of clinical research in practice.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting and detailed, backed with a lot of examples. Want to gain knowledge in clinical research? This course is for you. Talks about history, importance, ethics, methods and the future of clinical research.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
if you want a more deep information about clinical research, i will definitely recommend these course it was recommended for me by my health and social care teacher, and now am recommending it to you. Do it!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
It is an excellent course. Relevant to health care users and professionals. Pitched at a level where non health care professionals can understand it but it is still useful for those working in the field.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Really thorough course that gives lots of detail about all aspects of Clinical Research. Would recommend taking this course to gain an insight into not only the medical perspective but the client viewpoint.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is really informative and increased my insight into Clinical Research. I have taken this course as preparing to apply for the post of Clinical Research Nurse. I am sure it has helped me well.
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