Diploma in Clinical Research
This is a four months course will be offered by the WIDUEDU along with Ethraa for Consultation and Training. It is accredited by the Dubai Health Authority.
Physicians should be trained on how to conduct clinical research. This is not only to conduct the research by them, but it is also important for easy understanding while reading any research paper.
Research is very vital to physician’s everyday decision making. It arms them from wrong information and save time and money. It is important to their success as they take on life’s challenges and career decisions making.
Disease pattern differ from country to another, and the only accurate and evidence based way to understand our own disease pattern is to conduct our own local research.
The course will runs with duration of about 4 months, with 14 days of lectures and workshops (schedule attached). It sets a high standard academically with 2 student’s presentation and 1 exam.
By the end of the diploma, student will be able to present their research report. Potential students (most of whom are working people) should be aware that the course imposes a fairly severe academic work load on participants – that is, it is no “walkover” academically, and this needs to be weighed up carefully in regard to their employment work load.
Formulate research hypothesis, question and objective Discuss different study designs Define research population Calculate research sample size and identify sample type Identify investigation tool and prepare research questionnaire Select data collection style Discuss research’s ethical issues Write research proposal Conduct basic data analysis Write research report Discuss research errors and bias
A four months course – lectures will be held almost every week in the major lecture centre in Dubai. .
- Doctors any specialty
Introduction to clinical research
- The definition of research
- The history of research
- The importance of clinical research
- Selecting research topic
- Formulating research question
- Formulating research hypothesis
- Types of research hypothesis
- Writing research objectives
- The benefit of literature review
- The methods of literature review
- Primary study
- Qualitative study
- Cross sectional study
- Cohort study
- Case control study
- Randomized clinical trial
- Secondary study
- Study population
- Inclusion and exclusion criteria
- Sample size
- Sample type
- Skills of writing questionnaire
- Research ethics
- Inform consent
- Type of data
- Using SPSS program
- Proposal writing
- Report writing
Research error and bias
Provided a student achieves the necessary pass mark in exam and successfully pass the research proposal and report presentation, he / she will receive the ETHRAA official Diploma in Packaging Technology. A pass mark is 50%.
Student who failed in the overall exam and presentation will be given certificate of attendance only vy Ethraa for consultation and training
Our lecturers will be drawn from the academic field.
The main lecturer is Dr. Ebtihal Darwish (CV attached)
- Bachelor degree in medicine
- Nursing diploma
- Good English skill
- Attendance of at least 75% of lectures