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Online Course

What is Health Research?

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

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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.

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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Anonymous
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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.
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Christopher B
Christopher 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.
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