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Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics

Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics is an online course offered by the University of Cape Town facilitated by Dr Juan H Klopper via . Enrolling is free, and so is taking it. Once you become eligible, you’ll have the option of purchasing a certificate of completion, as an excellent way of keeping the motivation. Surprisingly, you can be helped with the course finances if you apply for financial Aid meeting the criteria.

Should do you take this course?

This 100% online course deliberates for whoever has ever skipped over the results section of a research article or medical paper because terms like “p-value” or “confidence interval” are too difficult to integrate. Dr J. H. Klopper notes that 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. He further notes that gaining greater confidence in understanding statistical analysis and results can benefit both working professionals and those undertaking research themselves.

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This course is the first step to whoever wants to become well acquainted with published scientific articles; people who are in the early phases of conducting their research also benefit from this course. The course offers the ability to understand common statistical concepts without the burden of interpreting the mathematical formulae. Comprehending such terms is the only guaranteed way to start the journey into the world of clinical literature.

Through , it will take you approximately 23 hours to complete the course 2 – 3 hours per week for six weeks is the suggested period of study. The course is entirely in English, and you can always reset deadlines per your schedule.

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MBChB (MUK), Graduate Fellow, Department of Physiology, Makerere University Founder and Content Creator Peer reviewer, Associate Editor

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