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About the Course

How can you tell if the bold headlines seen on social media are truly touting the next big thing or if the article isn't worth the paper it's printed on? Understanding Medical Studies, will provide you with the tools and skills you need to critically interpret medical studies, and determine for yourself the difference between good and bad science. The course covers study-design, research methods, and statistical interpretation. It also delves into the dark side of medical research by covering fraud, biases, and common misinterpretations of data. Each lesson will highlight case-studies from real-world journal articles. By the end of this course, you'll have the tools you need to determine the trustworthiness of the scientific information you're reading and, of course, whether or not your Facebook friend is wrong. This course was made possible in part by the George M. O'Brien Kidney Center at Yale....

Top reviews

Apr 29, 2020

I enjoy studying this course , the material and video example are well made ,and easy to understand too . Overall this course is great and really helpful it also help me improve on my judgement skill.

Sep 27, 2020

Well organized and informative content. Dr. Wilson was an engaging and knowledgeable faculty member; I look forward to enrolling in another course under his leadership.\n\nCalvin E Woodland, EdD, PsyD

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By Frances P

Jun 19, 2020

This was a great course! Thank you for making Medical Rsearch approachable to the every day person

By Marian M C

May 21, 2021

It couldn't have been explained better! Loved the content of this course and I fully recommend it

By Diane B

Jun 19, 2020

A bit more detailed and technical than I thought it might be. Videos and examples well done.

By cynthia r

Jan 26, 2021

I gained more knowledge after reviewing Research again. I had my BSN class way back in 2008.

By Marwa S

Jul 6, 2020

A perfect course for a beginner interested in statistics and critical appraisal of research.

By Jenny L C

Jul 13, 2020

Excellent course! Loved the way the professor used humor in getting the information across.

By John W

May 22, 2020

Very concise and great analogy and stories. First time I truly understood what P value is.

By Maryam K

Jul 7, 2021

I​ recommend this to all medstudents and those who like to learn about medical literature

By Sushma d

Oct 26, 2020

Thank you perry sir and coursera for bringing out this wonderful course available to us.

By Apostolos Z

Jan 2, 2021

Absolutely recommend this. Great teaching approach. Great subject matter. Great course!


Feb 16, 2021

This is an amazing course that laces wit and humor with painful lessons on statistics.

By Pedro R C

May 28, 2021

it was a great course. Good for freshman that hope to get some background for college

By Shai A

Nov 1, 2020

Great course and great instructor. It was both enjoyable and very insightful. Thanks!

By Jhon S R M

Jul 20, 2020

An amazing, very useful course, and probably the most fun I've ever done on Coursera!

By Mohamed A

May 31, 2020

One of the best courses on coursera.

The best to start learning about medical research

By Víctor G

Jun 28, 2020

I will recommend it to everybody! It is better than I was expecting... Thanks a lot!

By Marian R R G

Aug 10, 2020

Excellent course, everybody should take it as a base to interpret medical research.

By saeide t

May 5, 2021

I really enjoy this course and I think Dr. Wilson is very up-to-date and engaging.

By Raivis M

Oct 30, 2020

A great start for understanding medical research. Look forward to digging deeper.

By Megha N

Sep 5, 2020

Woohoo! Truly an amazing learning experience. Thank you, Dr.Wilson, and his team.

By Mary E Z

Aug 16, 2020

Very thorough and challenging. Professor was entertaining and very knowledgable.

By Anne V

May 18, 2020

Great information - very relevant

Creatively presented

Very knowledgeable presenter


Apr 19, 2021

el mejor curso que he tomado para comprender mejor la investigacion en medicina.

By Petra S

Dec 24, 2020

Excellent course! Dr. Wilson made the subject matter easy to understand and fun.