Conducting High-Quality Health Research

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30 hours*

*course accessible for 12 months from date of registration.

About this short course

This course will give you a crucial understanding of what goes into completing high-quality health research projects so you have the knowledge and skills required to undertake important health research.

This course fills the knowledge gap by providing a basic, yet critical, understanding of what is needed from the start to the finish of a high-quality research project.

As a course participant, you will learn the complete timeline of a project, including key milestones to aim for along the way. You’ll be guided through the first steps of finding mentors, formulating a research question and reviewing literature. You’ll also learn about integrity, ethics, study design, authorship and more.

To ensure you receive industry-ready skills, this course has been designed by a team of research experts working across a range of health disciplines. It was developed by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, and has been endorsed by the Research Council of Tasmania Health Service (South).

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate that can be used to claim CPD points.*

*CPD points are subject to individual CPD framework (e.g. 1 to 3 points per hour). Contact your College/Professional body to confirm.

Who should do this course?

The course is designed for anyone who wants to develop the practical knowledge required to complete a high-quality health research project, including:

  • Anyone involved in health research that has not received formal research training
  • Health professionals interested in doing research
  • Students embarking on a research higher degree (Honours, Masters, PhD)
  • Anyone interested in taking the first steps towards doing health research

Course Structure

As a general guide, the course will take about 30 hours to complete. It is fully online, self-paced, and with open access to all content for 12 months from the date of registration.

The learning consists of online reading material, links to credible external resources and interactive content to help guide your knowledge.

Each module is accompanied with short quizzes to assess your knowledge and upon course completion you will receive a Certificate of Attendance that can be used to claim 30 CPD points.*

*Subject to individual CPD framework. Contact your College/Professional body to confirm.

Build your applied research capability and extend the impact of your clinical work

Endorsed by the Research Council of Tasmanian Health Service (South)

Receive CPD points with respective College or Professional Body

Meet your instructor

James Sharman is Professor of Medical Research at the University of Tasmania, Menzies Institute for Medical Research. His first research project was as an Honours student more than 20 years ago, and has since published over 250 papers in health and medical research.

James led the course development and wrote the content. A team of colleagues with diverse backgrounds, research experience and clinical knowledge contributed to the co-design and review of the course content.

These people are also gratefully acknowledged:

  • Dr Andrew Black, BMedSci (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRACP, Cardiologist, PhD student
  • Professor Graeme Zosky, PhD, Deputy Director
  • Dr Monique Breslin, PhD, Biostatistician
  • Dr Karen Wills, PhD, Biostatistician
  • Kate Chappell, Biostatistician
  • Associate Professor Seana Gall, PhD, Epidemiologist
  • Dr Elaine Hart, PhD, Allied Health Research Lead
  • Professor Matthew Jose, MBBS, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Nephrologist
  • Dr Kim Jose, PhD, Experienced Qualitative Researcher
  • Dr Claire Morley, PhD, Nursing Director, Nursing and Midwifery Excellence
  • Dr Viet Tran, MBBS FACEM AAICD, Staff Specialist, Emergency Department, Royal Hobart Hospital; Director, Tasmanian Emergency Medicine Research Institute
  • Heather Vail, Ethics Executive Officer, University of Tasmania