Yale University
Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend is Wrong
Yale University

Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend is Wrong

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

F. Perry Wilson

Instructor: F. Perry Wilson

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16 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • How to efficiently read a medical research paper and how to differentiate between good and bad research

  • The different tests used in medical research and how to spot common errors in methodology and interoperation for each

  • Read and understand statistical figures, charts, and graphics

  • How best to verify claims made in news articles

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There are 7 modules in this course

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1 video3 readings

Gain some foundational knowledge!

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4 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

It's (sort of) that easy!

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8 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

A test for every situation!

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9 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Bad plan? Bad data? Bad actors?

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8 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Subtle and hard to correct, Bias is the silent killer of good research.

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5 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

All hope is not lost!

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4 videos4 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt


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