#MOOC Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research @NIHRCRN ‏ @FutureLearn ‏@UniversityLeeds

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 has 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.

Watch the latest MOOC trailer here.

The MOOC is entitled “Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’

and was first launched across the NIHR CRN in November 2015, and has since been run again. The course has attracted over 18,000 people, signing up to undertake the course to learn more about the importance of research from across the world.

Building on the success of the last three MOOCs, the Network is launching the MOOC again.

The “Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’ course will run from 22 May 2017 and people can sign up now to register.

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

Hear what other people learnt from the MOOC. You can watch the patient highlights video here.

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

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