Bachelor degree and admission to Master Vitality & Ageing.
To be able to interpret results of research and to critically appraise scientific articles is a necessary academic skill. In this educational line, students learn the principals and techniques of different types of research, including biomedical research, epidemiological research and behavioural research. The students will learn the principles of quantitative and qualitative methods and they will apply these principles on various research questions. The students will learn to interpret study results and to define new valid research questions. The students will be able to design and write scientific research plans and to peer review the study designs of fellow students and researchers. To learn to interpret evidence, the students will focus on three main questions, which run through the course:
1) are the results of this study valid? (study design)
2) are the valid results of this study important?
3) are the valid, important results of this study applicable to my ‘situation’?
During the line Research and Evidence the students will prepare themselves to do a scientific internship and to write a thesis.
applies the principles of clinical research to various research questions
is able to review international scientific literature
defines a valid research question
explains various types of clinical epidemiological study designs
shows insights in the background and premises of qualitative research
draws up a scientific hypothesis, designs and writes a scientifically sound research plan and evaluates this plan using peer review of fellow students and/or researchers
Mode of instruction
Lectures, discussion groups, activities, self-study, (practical) assignments.
Written exam, oral and written assignments, in groups or individually. More information will be published on blackboard.
Will be published on blackboard.