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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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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!

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 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 Issam C C

Dec 18, 2020

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

By Ula

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