How are treatments and cures discovered? What is the impact of clinical research? How do we undertake clinical research? Why do we do clinical research?

You can discover the answer to these questions and many more by registering to join the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

The NIHR CRN teamed up with the University of Leeds and FutureLearn to develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) available free of charge to anyone wanting to understand more about clinical research.

The course is entitled “Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’ and was first launched across the NIHR CRN in November 2015. The course attracted over 8,000 people who all signed up to undertake the course to learn more about the importance of research from across the world.

Building on the success of the last MOOC, the Network is launching the MOOC again. The course will run from 6 June 2016 and people can sign up now to register.                                                    

The course is online and runs over a four week period. Learners can choose how and when to use the MOOC. With online course moderators guiding them along the way and encouraging discussion, MOOC builds a sense of community with interaction from other learners, and interactive materials available throughout the learning journey.

Over four weeks the course includes;

  • Learning about the roles of different members of a research team
  • Hearing from people who have taken part in clinical research studies
  • The ethical and scientific principles that underpin the research process
  • Getting a better understanding of the challenges of conducting clinical research and the benefits to modern healthcare

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Sign up now to register.