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Free online course aims to inform about clinical discovery and evaluation

  Monday, 02 Nov 2015 | Events/Workshops

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) has partnered with the University of Leeds Digital Learning team to create the ‘Massive online open course’ (Mooc).

The course entitled  ‘Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’ is a free online course. The course looks at the detail of research and how we do it, and is brought to life through case studies covering topics such as how research is helping to find new ways of treating and providing care for some of the major diseases including cancer and dementia. It also focuses on important ethical questions raised by clinical research.

The ‘Massive online open course’ (Mooc) will be delivered through the secure FutureLearn Platform and provides people around the world the opportunity to elarn about clinical research.

Over four weeks the course will include;

  • Learning about the roles of different members of a research team
  • Hearing from people who have taken part in clinical research studies
  • The ethical and scientific principles that underpin the research process
  • Getting a better understanding of the challenges of conducting clinical research and the benefits to modern healthcare

A Youtube trailer advertising the free online course

The course is available to everyone, from patients and the public, to industry and healthcare professionals.

You can register to find out more