Woman sat at laptop with a cup of tea taking part in a free online course.

Have you ever wondered how health research works?

How does research improve healthcare, what’s involved and how can people take part?

These are just some of the questions explored by a new Massive Open Online Course.

Learn at your own pace

What is Health Research?‘ is a three week online course designed by the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) in collaboration with the University of Leeds Digital Education Service and FutureLearn.

It’s is aimed at patients, public, carers and anyone with a keen interest in learning more about the world of health research. You can complete the course at your own pace.

Discover how research is improving healthcare, hear from people who have taken part in research, learn why they volunteered and the difference it can make.