EQ25: Introduction to Clinical Research Methodology and Analysis

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This course introduces the why and how of clinical research in the field of equine clinical practice. Topics include the different types of research (clinical and epidemiological), different forms of research reviews and research study design, and how to critically review a scientific manuscript using an accepted format of literary citation.

This self-paced course is designed for anyone involved in the field of equine clinical care, with a specific emphasis on sports medicine and rehabilitation. Students are invited to the AASS and Equinology Equine Clinical Research Methodology Facebook group, so they can ask questions and share resources.

*This course is required for the EEBW Level II certification (optional for those who hold a PhD or MSc, or students who can show an academic/educational background with a module of research/statistics). 

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Course Overview

To understand why clinical research is carried out

To compare clinical versus epidemiological/descriptive versus quantifiable approaches to research

To identify overview studies on a specific topic

To define elements of methodology of a research study

To gain a basic understanding of statistical significance in study results

To understand how to interpret and critique a scientific publication

To gain awareness of pitfalls, challenges, and reliability of research

How to use the Harvard format for literary citation

How to avoid plagiarism in literary citation

Participants need access to a computer and a good internet service.

*This course is required for the EEBW Level II certification (optional for those who hold a PhD or MSc, or students who can show an academic/educational background with a module of research/statistics). 

This course is offered on a pass-fail basis. Participants must complete an online True-False examination (open-book format), and provide a written critique of a scientific manuscript, from a choice of two manuscripts that are provided.

Upon successful completion, a certificate of completion is sent via email for the student to download and print.

*This course is required for the EEBW Level II certification (optional for those who hold a PhD or MSc, or students who can show an academic/educational background with a module of research/statistics). 

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