Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research

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Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
On this free online course, find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.
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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.

Kursziele
Reflect on what modern healthcare would look like without the benefit of past clinical research, and evaluate the state of future healthcare should there be a lack of further research.,Summarise roles within a clinical research team and identify the role of the patient in the process.,Explain the importance of reducing the possibility of bias when designing a clinical trial, and identify techniques which are designed to help do this.,Evaluate the rules, regulations and best practices involved in clinical research, and explain the three aims all researchers must consider within their work.,Identify the meaning of ‘respect’ within the context of clinical research.,Summarise the role of research ethics committees, and explain how their work is conducted.,Explore the process of how research is put into practice, and reflect on historical and present day approaches.,Evaluate the impact of the media in published research, and interpret media headlines by discussing examples.
Anforderungen
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.
Kurssprache
Englisch