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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 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

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.

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By Robert J

Sep 18, 2020

F. Perry Wilson did an amazing job of explaining medical research. Thanks a lot!

By Hemaa88 H

Aug 14, 2020

Excellent course this course based on Aristotelian logic and arabic logic's adds

By Julia C P

Jul 4, 2020

Great course, tons of information, engaging content! Highly recommend to anyone!

By Meveshni G

Jun 4, 2020

Great course, increased my confidence in critically evaluating medical studies.


Jan 26, 2021

nice excellent profesor clear and inspire to learn medical study



By Amanda M

Jan 19, 2021

Fun and informative class. The instructor was engaging and easy to understand.

By Tigist T

Nov 1, 2020

He is a great teacher and well Spoken that makes the course more interesting.

By Alondra I M F

Oct 28, 2020

Great teacher and great teaching method! I really enjoyed taking this course.

By Rianna P S C

Oct 14, 2020

Great production value though the assessments could be a bit more challenging

By Nat N

Aug 6, 2020

This is one of the excellent courses I took on Courser. Strongly recommended!

By Gill H

Jul 20, 2020

Excellent course: well-presented, fun and thought-provoking. I learned a lot.

By Virginia N

Jul 2, 2020

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


By Joel A

May 7, 2021


Complex concepts were simplified and made very easy to understand.

By Irvin B

Feb 1, 2021

Excellent course and professor. A very engaging treatment of a complex topic

By Shivani S

Dec 15, 2020

A great course! And an amazing lecturer that made everything seem so simple.

By Erk J W

Jun 3, 2020

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

By Μανόλης Δ

Apr 6, 2021

Πολύ χρήσιμο και πρακτικό υποτιμητικό στούντιο για όλους τους ανθρώπους !!!

By Paulina V A

Jun 19, 2020

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

By P.B.H.S.M S

Nov 5, 2020

Excellent course....teached very well & leant lot....thank you very much😊

By Kanayochukwu O

Jun 16, 2020

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

By Shiva K

Jan 24, 2021

This is an outstanding course! One of the best I have taken in Coursera.

By Nimmy K

Oct 3, 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 Kamla R

Jun 27, 2021

very easy to follow and much needed guidance on understanding research