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What is Health Research?

The National Institute for Health Research and University of Leeds via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn about health research and explore opportunities to get involved.

Have you ever wondered how doctors and nurses know what treatment or care to give?

It’s only through health research that healthcare professionals find new and better ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating disease. Today’s research is tomorrow’s treatment.

On this course, you will learn how health research happens, why it matters and what to expect if you take part. You will also hear stories from people who have taken part in research; why they volunteered and the difference it made.

Our Lead Educator and Mentors will be on hand from January 11 to January 29 to support discussions and to answer your questions. If you join the course after January 29, moderators will still be checking the comments regularly to respond to your queries.

If you’re interested in taking part in health research or discovering how to get involved in supporting health research, this course will help to answer your questions before you make the decision.

Taught by

Ellie Dunn

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Reviews

4.4 rating, based on 14 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very apprehensive at first as it is a very long time since I was in education, however the first week was a little bit slow but thoroughly enjoyed the second and third weeks . So much so I have enrolled on my next learning. A good way to gain insight into research in bite sixed pieces.
  • Mengistu Walelign Demisash
    It is multidiscpilary feild of scientific investgetion.how social factors .financing systems,organizational stractures and prosses,health technologies and perosnal behaviours affect acsses to health care.the quality cost of health care,and ultimately
  • Anonymous
    This is an informative course if you do not know anything about Health Research, and being a Research Participant. I have had experience in health research, but did learn some new things, and it was a helpful refresher and update.
  • Anonymous
    Very good introduction to Health research. Lots of signposting to useful online resources/websites and a good mix of video content, question and answers and interactive pages.

    Helpful to read contributions and thoughts from other participants.

    Easy to navigate the course.
  • Anonymous
    Helpful course to gain understanding of what health research and why it is important as well as how to become involve. Some useful tips to take away for those who want to consider carrying out health research as well as how to get involved.
  • Anonymous
    Great course! Good for beginners curious to learn about health research. Enjoyed especially learning about inside processes and applications to contextual situations, as well as the latest health research discoveries in the NHS.
  • Anonymous
    It was very simple and easy to understand. Using different type of learning resources like audio, pictures was very useful to me. The course was very informative and I am interested on Patient health research ambassador. xx
  • Anonymous
    This was an interesting, informative and engaging course, where the emphasis is actually on helping the learner to learn something that interests them rather than merely pass a test
  • Anonymous
    This was an interesting, informative and engaging course, where the emphasis is actually on helping the learner to learn something that interests them rather than merely pass a test
  • Anonymous
    Es un buen curso, es de fácil acceso, contiene aspectos esenciales, temas fáciles de entender y muy concretos, eso permite una enseñanza amplia pero sencilla y no es tedioso.
  • Anonymous
    Es un buen curso, es de fácil acceso, contiene aspectos esenciales, temas fáciles de entender y muy concretos, eso permite una enseñanza amplia pero sencilla y no es tedioso.
  • Christopher Brookes

    Christopher Brookes completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Easy to understand introduction to health research. Well moderated. First week slow, but useful grounding. Weeks 2 and 3 felt better and more engaging.
  • Kenneth Andrew Warren
    A very interesting course for both a revision of previous knowledge and as a newcomer to the subject. Well worth the effort.
  • Andy Warren
    A great introduction to a fascinating area of interest. Looking forward to future additional courses

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