RESEARCH METHODS
This subject covers:

  • Introduction to research methods used in observational studies
  • Practical skills required in the design and assessment of a research project
  • Protocol design, including study type selection, introduction to questionnaire design,
  • Planning data management and statistical analysis and developing a study budget
  • Introduction to the role of qualitative research
EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE
  • Formulating answerable clinical questions
  • Scientific literaure searches
  • Critical appraisal of scientific literature and evidence based guidelines
  • Application of research to clinical practice
  • Barriers to changing practice
CONTENT OVERVIEW
  • Introduction to PICO
  • Choosing a study design
  • Introduction to statistics for research
  • Subject selection
  • Measurement
  • Bias and confounding
  • Trials in critical care; statistical issues
  • Data input & management
  • Diagnostic tests; research ethics
  • Funding; and qualitative methods
CONTENT OVERVIEW
  • Introduction to EBM
  • Asking answerable question
  • Research designs
  • Searching the literature
  • P values and Confidence Intervals
  • Interpreting data
  • Data Quality and missing data
  • Bias and confounding
  • Critically appraising studies of therapy
  • Critical appraising studies of harm
  • Critical appraising studies of diagnosis
  • Understanding systematic reviews
  • Critically appraising studies of prognosis