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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

Aug 1, 2020

Excellent course for physical therapists wanting to learn how to critically review the research literature. For those of us who completed physical therapy school > 15 years ago, this course is a must!

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 Kamla R

Jun 27, 2021

very easy to follow and much needed guidance on understanding research

By Issam C C

Dec 18, 2020

exceptional! very very easy to understand such a hard topic. Loved it.

By Urszula W

Jun 25, 2020

Thank you! Really enjoyed this course, Dr. Wilson is a great lecturer!

By Kevin J K

May 9, 2020

Excellent, I was intrigued the entire time and it was very beneficial.

By Clayton R

Dec 12, 2020

Take this course! It isn't easy, but it is very much worth your time.

By Linda

Nov 18, 2020

Very interesting course! Very well constructed. I missed assignments.

By Fredrick S

Aug 25, 2020

Very interesting and educational course. Made statistics look simple

By Hesham A

Jun 14, 2021

I recommend this course to all students, especially medical students

By Nitya M

Jul 1, 2020

Thank you, invaluable knowledge, ready to read more medial research!

By Eman M S

May 21, 2021

I am very thankful for the lecturer for those important information

By Matthew C

Feb 3, 2021

Outstanding course , the instructor kept you awake and made it fun.

By Ali H N A

Nov 29, 2020

very brief and high yield. plus points for the presentation skills.

By Dr. K A S

Jun 7, 2020

would like to learn again from prof Perry

thanks coursera

thanks DUHS

By Moira G

Feb 25, 2021

Great course! Would love a part two with more in-depth information

By Uroš M

Jan 13, 2021

Thumbs up, highly recommended if you want to do your own research.

By Chiara

Sep 11, 2020

Well-Paced, Insightful, Lots of Illustrations & Real Life Examples


May 13, 2020

nice and detailed explanation. an excellent presenter. Thank you..

By Steven S

May 23, 2021

Terrific lecturer--accurate, engaging and clearly knowledgeable.

By Dr L N R

Sep 3, 2020

well presented in an understandable fashion. thank you very much

By Katelin B

Jul 24, 2020

Great and informative! Easily accessible and a fun way to learn!

By Thuthipurani m

Nov 28, 2020

i got a huge knowladge in epidemiology and research base study

By omaima S

Feb 2, 2021

I am really proud to be enrolled in this course thanks alot

By Leslie G

Dec 7, 2020

Very thorough coverage of the topic and easy to understand.

By Leslie F

Nov 17, 2020

Highly recommend this course! One of the best I have taken.

By rashawna g

Oct 19, 2020

very detailed and informative and pretty easy to comprehend