Exciting news!!! The University of Cape Town have launched a new, free taught eLearning course via Coursera, which is aimed at clinical researchers who want to learn more about methods and statistics. The content sounds fantastic, and the course begins on April 25th. You study online in your own time. Read more here and sign up on Coursera!
About this Course
If you’ve ever skipped over'the results section of a medical paper because terms like “confidence interval” or “p-value” go over your head, then you’re in the right place. You may be a clinical practitioner reading research articles to keep up-to-date with developments in your field or a medical student wondering how to approach your own research. Greater confidence in understanding statistical analysis and the results can benefit both working professionals and those undertaking research themselves.
If you are simply interested in properly understanding the published literature or if you are embarking on conducting your own research, this course is your first step. It offers an easy entry into interpreting common statistical concepts without getting into nitty-gritty mathematical formulae. To be able to interpret and understand these concepts is the best way to start your journey into the world of clinical literature. That’s where this course comes in - so let’s get started!
The course is free to enroll and take. You will be offered the option of purchasing a certificate of completion which you become eligible for, if you successfully complete the course requirements. This can be an excellent way of staying motivated! Financial Aid is also available.
Subtitles available in English6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Please note this course is NOT run by The Global Health Network; we are simply publicising it because it sounds great!


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