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Simplifying Research - Courses offered in English

RESEARCH PROTOCOLS

This dose of knowledge describes the main elements that should be considered for the development of a research protocol in health sciences. It has been designed with our own self-education system, the student will perceive a practical approach to clinical practice. From the starting point of the research question, the student will learn the steps and processes for conducting research along with the bias control and the effect of chance for answering research questions. The workshop includes exercises that can be self-corrected. After the completion of the workshop, a Certificate will be granted.

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DIAGNOSTIC TEST

SIR-IN Education Area has created online workshops on core research topics. This dose of knowledge has the objective that the clinician can properly interpret new diagnostic tests and the understanding of the assessment of new diagnostic tests. In simulation scenarios, the student will be able to approach common clinical practice contexts, focusing on the significance of the analysis of the diagnostic tests estimators. At the same time, the student will be able to do some practical exercises that can be self-corrected.

The content of the Diagnostic Tests Course includes the following concepts: Introduction to the concept of diagnostic tests and the differences with the measurement for tests validation and scales; tests with continuous values, understanding the sensitivity and the specificity of a test, the interpretation of ROC curves and the Youden Index, the Fagan nomogram in practice; predictive values and pre-test probability; the likelihood ratio and the diagnostic odds ratio and also how to interpret an imbalance between sensitivity-specificity and predictive values.

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SAMPLE SIZE

This dose of knowledge describes the basic concepts that are necessary to determine the number of subjects that is needed for a medical research study design.

By using simulation scenarios, some common but crucial elements are discussed in order to interpret the sample size in superiority and noninferiority studies. The workshop ends with two exercises and the award of a Certificate.

The syllabus covers the following contents: Introduction to the sample size in conducting clinical research; clinical significance vs statistical significance, examples based on common clinical practice for sample size determination groups with categorical variables, two groups con continuous and categorical variables, case-control and cohorts’ studies, superiority results in non-inferiority studies/trials, the concept of the delta value and sample size determination in non-inferiority studies.

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For those interested in taking this online course, please send your e-mail address to: education@sir-in.eu We will contact you as soon as it is available