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Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

14 Reviews 234 students interested
Found in Health Care
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate $84 Certificate Available
  • Effort 4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • 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
4.8 Based on 14 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 7 months ago
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
5.0 7 months ago
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
4.0 4 months ago
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
5.0 22 hours ago
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
4.0 3 months ago
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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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
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
5.0 7 months ago
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
5.0 7 months ago
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
5.0 6 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent introduction to the changing world of clinical research - well-structured and accessible learning. Good to have use of transcripts throughout.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A well designed course. I particularly liked the video, transcripts and audio combination.

I recommend it to anyone interested in clinical research.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A comprehensive overview of the history, present and future of clinical research with engaging presenters and a wide range of areas covered.
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Robert H
5.0 7 months ago
Robert 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
5.0 5 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A very well delivered online course. It was interesting, to the point, easy to comprehend and helpful! Thanks a lot and bravo!
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Anonymous
4.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It was a great learning experience, concepts were clearly explained in simple terms. The educators were engaging and used a lot of
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