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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....

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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.

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!

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By mateo v a

Jun 14, 2020

Fantástico, didáctico y esclarecedor.


Nov 27, 2020

good course. Presenter is excellent.

By Marcela P R M

Jun 15, 2020

Curso pontual e muito bem explicado.


Dec 25, 2020

i love the course that i took throu

By Bảo L Đ

Sep 9, 2020

Thanks a lot. It help me so much <3


Sep 5, 2020

Wonderful course. Highly recommend.

By Muhab K

Aug 28, 2020

It was really amazing and fun to do


Aug 11, 2020

Dr.Perry Wilson is a Great Teacher,

By Rachana J

Jun 16, 2020

Prof Wilson has been just brilliant

By Mridu A

Jun 13, 2020

Concise and informative. Thank you.

By Maurice A P

May 4, 2021

This course was very informative.

By Mindaugas Z

Jan 28, 2021

great course, fun and informative


Jun 16, 2020

Wonderful course! Really enjoyed.

By Veronica S

Jun 9, 2020

Challenging yet very interesting.

By Serge B

Jun 7, 2020

Great course and great Professor!

By Rodney T

Mar 14, 2021

Thank you for an amazing course.

By Raymond B L

Nov 14, 2020

Best Coursera course I've taken!

By Rita S

Jul 23, 2020

Amazing explanations! Thank you!

By Magda W

Jul 13, 2020

Everyone should take this course

By Alexander D P

Jun 17, 2020

Fantastic course and very timely

By Rainer H

Jun 10, 2020

Amazing and enlightening course!

By Dana M

Apr 16, 2021

Amazing course! Best professor!

By Sawsan T

Jan 1, 2021

Marvelous course presentation!

By Alexandros C

May 31, 2020

Excellent Course. Recommended.