"Introduction to Research Methods and Practical Statistics"
Introduction to Research Methods and Practical Statistics Dates TBC For Whom The course is relevant to all grades of non-consultant hospital doctors but is particularly suitable for Specialist Registrars in Higher Medical or Surgical Training. The course is also relevant to other Health Care Professionals or anyone in the Health Care field who needs to understand, use or carry out Health Care Research studies. Material covered is of an introductory and intermediate level and provides foundation for more advanced techniques. The course does not assume any previous training in statistics. Learning Objectives The course aims to teach Health Care researchers the essential elements of research methodology, critical appraisal of evidence and statistics. The focus is mainly on interpretation and understanding appropriate methodology and providing a practical introduction to using statistical software. By the end of the course, participants will have acquired the essential skills for performing Health Care research and understanding, reviewing and using published research. Content The course consists of a combination of lectures and practical sessions. Practical sessions are either computer based for analysis work or workshop style in smaller groups. The course is designed to encourage participant involvement. Participants are provided with an extensive course folder including presentations, practical questions, solutions and recommended reading and other useful background information. Please note that the SPSS Software is not included in the price and can be purchased separately at a discounted price. Email: email@example.com Web: www.rcpi.ie Phone: (01) 863 9700 Introduction to Research Methods and Practical Statistics Programme Day 1 9 AM - 9.40 The Basics of Clinical Research o Introduction to research design 9.40 – 10.15 Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT) 10.15 – 10.45 Systematic reviews/meta-analysis 10.45 – 11.15 AM Coffee Break 11.15 – 12.15 Introduction to Basic Statistics Introduction to Basic Statistics 12.15 – 12.45 o Practical session 12.45 - 1.30 PM Lunch 13.30 –14.15 Clinical Trials Legislation 14.15 – 15.15 Statistics Testing 15.15 – 15.40 PM Coffee 15.40 – 16.20 Introduction to Critical Appraisal 16.20 – 17.30 Practical session (students to work in small groups) o Critical Appraisal o Presentation of evening assignments o Question & Answer Session Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.rcpi.ie Phone: (01) 863 9700 Programme Day 2 DAY 2 9.00 – 9.15 Review of Evening Assignments 9.15 – 10.00 Session 1: Sample Size and Randomisation 10.00 – 10.45 Introduction to Observational Studies 10.45 – 11.15 Session 2: Advanced Statistical Methods 11.15 – 11.30 Tea/Coffee 11.30 – 13.00 Session 2: Advanced Statistical Methods 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch 14.00 – 14.45 How to get started in clinical research 14.45 – 15.30 How to perform statistics using a statistical package (computer laboratory) Break for coffee mid-session SPSS will be used for the practical sessions. Each student will have access to personal computer for the duration of the session 15.30 – 15.45 Tea/Coffee 15.45 – 17.30 How to perform statistics using a statistical package (computer laboratory) Break for coffee mid-session SPSS will be used for the practical sessions. Each student will have access to personal computer for the duration of the session Programme Day 3 DAY 3 Practical session on how to perform statistics using a statistical package. 9.00 – 10.30 Example data sets will be provided for the practical session 10.30 – 10.45 Tea/Coffee 10.45 - 12.00 Practical session on how to perform statistics using a statistical package Example data sets will be provided for the practical session 12.00 – 13.00 Question and Answer Session Email: email@example.com Web: www.rcpi.ie Phone: (01) 863 9700 Learning Methods The course is highly participative with the use of a variety of learning techniques, which includes lectures, skills & practical use of the SPSS Software. Please be advised that the SPSS Software is not included in price. Course Delivery The course will begin at 9.00am Day 1 and Day 2 and will finish at 5.30pm. The course will start at 9.30 am and finish at 1pm on the Saturday. Venue Post Graduate Medical Centre of St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8 Joint Course Directors The course is jointly organised by The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Trinity Centre, and The Centre for Advanced Clinical Therapeutics (CACT) St James’s Hospital Dublin. The course organisers are Dr. Kathleen Bennett, (Statistician, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics) and Dr. Mary Teeling (Director CACT/ the National Medicines Information Centre NMIC). Course Fee Inclusive of tuition, documentation, morning coffee and afternoon tea the fee is €600 per person. Lunch will not be provided. RCPI Collegiate Members receive a 10% discount and RCPI Collegiate Fellows receive a 20% discount. Fees are payable to the RCPI in advance of programme. Please be advised that the SPSS Software is not included in price. Please note that there is no refund for cancellations received within 10 working days of course commencement. Please Note: It is advisable to book early on the course due to limited availability Full attendance on the course is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion. Admission will not be granted to latecomers CME This programme is accredited for 18 CME Credits Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.rcpi.ie Phone: (01) 863 9700 Introduction to Research Methods and Practical Statistics Dates TBC This programme is accredited for 18 CME Credits PLEASE PRINT YOUR DETAILS IN BLOCK CAPITALS SURNAME: _________________________________________ FIRST NAME: _____________________________ TITLE/SPECIALITY:____________________________________________________________________________ GRADE: CONSULTANT SPR REGISTRAR OTHER HOSPITAL:___________________________________________________________________________________ HOME ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ RCPI EMAIL (if applicable): ______________________________________RCPI ID No. _____________________ MOBILE NO:_____________________________________PHONE:______________________________________ Course Fee (non Members & Members) €600 Course Fee Collegiate Member of RCPI (10% Discount) €540 Course Fee Fellow of RCPI (20% Discount) €480 CHEQUE/BANK DRAFT MADE OUT TO THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF IRELAND OR VISA MASTERCARD EXPIRES END OF: / CARDHOLDER’S NAME: _______________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE:_________________________________________________DATE:___________________________ The College is unable to process credit card details for anyone other than the applicant Please send this registration form with fee to: The Educational Development Department, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Frederick House, 19 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2. 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