Clinical trials

NIHR 'Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research' MOOC opens for registration after 18K learner success

Date: 21 March 2017

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) is launching the fourth Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) after thousands signed up to learn about research since the MOOC first began in November 2015. The 'Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research' MOOC is open for registration and will start on 22 May.

The NIHR CRN teamed up with the University of Leeds and FutureLearn in November 2015 to develop the MOOC, which to date has seen over 18 thousand registrations from people wanting to learn more about how research can improve healthcare, from all over the world.

Building on the success of the last three MOOC's, the CRN is launching the MOOC again. The 'Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’ course will run from 22 May 2017. You can sign up now to register.   

Watch the latest MOOC trailer here.

The MOOC is a four week online course and is free of charge. The course works alongside online materials and online community of learners, and aims to answer some pertinent questions, including: '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?'                                           

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

MOOC learning doesn’t stop when the course ends. Registered learners have access to the MOOC materials for two weeks after the course has finished. The online learning discussion with moderators and learners is a live experience and better accessed over the 4 weeks while the course is running.

You can sign up now to register for the MOOC or go to the NIHR MOOC pages for further information.        

 

 

  • Summary:
    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) is launching the fourth Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) after thousands signed up to learn about research since the MOOC first began in November 2015. The 'Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research' MOOC is open for registration and will start on 22 May. The NIHR CRN teamed up with the University of Leeds and FutureLearn in November 2015 to develop the MOOC, which to date has seen over 18 thousand registrations from people wanting to learn more about how research can improve healthcare, from all over the world.
  • Areas of the site this news is applicable to:
    Research
  • LCRN:
    • East Midlands
    • Eastern
    • Greater Manchester
    • Kent, Surrey and Sussex
    • North East and North Cumbria
    • North Thames
    • North West Coast
    • North West London
    • South London
    • South West Peninsula
    • Thames Valley and South Midlands
    • Wessex
    • West Midlands
    • West of England
    • Yorkshire and Humber
  • Year of publication:
    2017
  • Specialty:
    • Ageing
    • Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management
    • Cancer
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Children
    • Complex needs (2017 theme)
    • Congenital Disorders
    • Critical Care
    • Dementias and Neurodegeneration - DeNDRoN
    • Dermatology
    • Diabetes
    • Ear, Nose and Throat
    • Gastroenterology
    • Genetics
    • Haematology
    • Health Services and Delivery Research
    • Hepatology
    • Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
    • Inflammatory Disease
    • Injuries and Emergencies
    • Mental Health
    • Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Ophthalmology
    • Oral and Dental Health
    • Primary Care
    • Public Health
    • Renal Disorders
    • Reproductive Health and Childbirth
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Social Care
    • Stroke
    • Surgery
  • News filter:
    • News
    • Our Faculty

You may also be interested in