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450 reviews

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

Jul 24, 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.

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 Ken B

Jul 17, 2020

Excellent course. Dr. Wilson did a wonderful job explaining the material and making the course interesting.

By Mary A

Oct 26, 2020

Very engaging speaker, everything made simple but very informative, a good overview for medical research.

By shaimaa

Jul 19, 2020

Thank you so much Dr. Wilson, this is really very well structured course. it was very interesting course!

By Gigi M

May 27, 2020

Really enjoyed the course and Dr. Wilson. I feel that I do better understand how medical research works.

By Thundon N

Feb 1, 2021

GREAT course GREAT Talk I love it!

Thanks F. Perry Wilson who made epidemiology and biostatistics simple!

By Janine P

Apr 27, 2021

Excellent, informative and well executed--I audited it for a refresher and loved the layout and speed.

By Tracy D

Aug 24, 2020

Great course! Lots of valuable insights. Broke down big concepts into digestible chunks!

Two thumbs up.

By William R T

Apr 15, 2021

The best Coursera course I've taken yet. Timely, informative, great instructor, very well presented.

By Kate N

Mar 4, 2021

What a thrill. I loved every moment of this course and found it profoundly helpful. HIGHLY recommend.

By Cynthia R

Dec 31, 2020

Excellent course with a fun, knowledgeable professor. I wish every course was so engaging. Thank you!

By Madhvendra S

Jul 14, 2020

This course is excellent . Anyone interested in learning about medical research can take this course.

By Adriana A

Sep 14, 2020

Very well explained, very interesting classes, very good way of teaching to help us remember it all.

By Areeba Q

Aug 9, 2020

Great course, love the prof he explains things so well. Had a lot of fun with the examples he use :)

By Malek A

Feb 22, 2021

Great course and amazing instructor

I really enjoyed the journey and leaned a lot

I am so grateful !!

By Frances P

Jun 19, 2020

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

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 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 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!