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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


Sep 28, 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


Jul 25, 2020

This is a great course that helps you interpret the correct way to read clinical studies. It's something I'll use, especially when and if I am asked to take a medication that has serious side effects.

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By Virginia N

Jul 03, 2020

Professor was great and lectures were very detailed, learned a lot!


By Erk J W

Jun 03, 2020

Marshall Erickson explaining the subtle art of medical research in a fun way

By Paulina V A

Jun 19, 2020

Professor Perry it was a wonderfull course, and very useful. Thanks a lot!!

By Kanayochukwu O

Jun 16, 2020

Well taught. You made a very confusing topic easily understandable. Kudos.

By Nimmy K

Oct 03, 2020

I have learnt so many new concepts. Wonderful course! Highly recommended!

By Juan R D C

Jul 17, 2020


By Lim K Y

Aug 23, 2020

The courses are informative and easy to understand. Thank you Dr Wilson.

By Ula

Jun 25, 2020

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

By Kevin J K

May 10, 2020

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

By Fredrick S

Aug 25, 2020

Very interesting and educational course. Made statistics look simple

By Clayton R

Jun 20, 2020

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

By Nitya M

Jul 01, 2020

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

By Dr. K A S

Jun 07, 2020

would like to learn again from prof Perry

thanks coursera

thanks DUHS

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 Dr L N R

Sep 03, 2020

well presented in an understandable fashion. thank you very much

By Katelin B

Jul 25, 2020

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

By rashawna g

Oct 20, 2020

very detailed and informative and pretty easy to comprehend

By Beatriz D

Sep 09, 2020

Simply amazing. Very engaging and interesting information.

By vijaya l

Aug 20, 2020

simply great, very lucid and practical style of explaining

By Shabnam A

Jul 06, 2020

Everyone who consider doing the course will be benefited.

By Noelia C

Jun 22, 2020

Excellent course, very informative and clearly explained.

By AbdEl-Rahman A A

Jul 11, 2020

Very excellent course for understanding medical papers.

By Thomas N

Jun 18, 2020

Excellent information and much needed in today's world

By Gian G P

Jun 16, 2020

A very powerful instrument in order to fight fake news!