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e-Learning Course - Introduction to Research for Healthcare Professionals Online Course 2022

Jul 25, 2022
12.00 AM - 12.00 AM


This course aims to help introduce healthcare professionals and students who are new to research to the concepts, process and resources required to conduct good and ethical research. 

The course was first developed in 2014 by a team of lecturers from the Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (UM) under the HeRO (Health Research Online) initiative. This initiative recognises the need to provide research training for busy healthcare professionals that is readily accessible, tailored to the healthcare context, and pitched at an introductory level. 

Live chat session
This course is administrator led and live chat sessions will also be conducted whereby teachers will be present in the course to answer your questions in real-time on the course topics. There will be three live sessions throughout the 6-week course and each session is one hour. 

Course details
Course duration: 6 weeks
Course start: 25 July 2022 (Monday)
Course end: 4 September 2022 (Sunday)

Course module

Week 1
Module 1: Introduction to research 
Module 2: Research questions 
Module 3: Handouts 
Module 4: Let’s start with the unspecific (activity) 
Module 5: Is your PICO research question “IAAI”? (activity)  

Week 2
Module 1: How to conduct a literature review 
Module 2: Let’s go shopping (activity) 
Module 3: Looking for literature (activity) 
Module 4: Pubmed’s advanced search builder 
Module 5: Trip database PICO search 

Week 3
Module 1: Quantitative studies 
Module 2.: A picture paints a thousand words 
Module 3: Your quantitative study (activity) 

Week 4
Module1: Introduction to qualitative research 
Module 2: Hot off the press (activity) 
Module 3: Qualitative time (activity)

Week 5
Module 1: How to write a research proposal 
Module 2: How to conduct a pilot study 
Module 3: HeRO Narrative (activity) 
Module 4: Your proposal, your passport (activity)  

Week 6
Module 1: Research ethics 
Module 2: Research grants 
Module 3: Ethic think (activity)  
Course fee
UM staff and students: RM300
Non-UM: RM400

Registration and payment (Closing: 20 July 2022)

For more information, e-mail: fom_elearning@um.edu.my

We welcome registration from everyone. Thank you