Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.
Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students and Research Staff in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences only. This course is part of the M&HS Faculty Training Programme/N-trans training programme and is convened by Researcher Academy.
Process Workshop This workshop is an interactive 2 hour session with tutor-led delivery and discussions. Case study papers will be discussed and critiqued during the session. Pre-work You will be sent, to your University email address, the case study papers at least 1 week in advance of the session. You should allocate time to familiarise yourself with the text in advance of the session. If you have not received the emails 5 working days before the course date please email email@example.com. Follow on coursework (optional) The workshop has optional coursework associated, where an additional 2 credits can be achieved. Please register separately for the coursework under Critical Analysis of Scientific literature - coursework - credits will be awarded on submission of the coursework to your supervisor.
Description This course begins with a session in which students are given a background to concepts of critical analysis, and a structured introduction to the principles of how to critically appraise a scientific paper.
Aims To help you to read and critically appraise published information.
Objectives By the end of the course you should be able to:
identify those elements that should be present in a good paper
assess whether the experimental method was appropriate
know whether the methods of analysis used were appropriate
judge whether the conclusions drawn were appropriate to the results
know how to assign significance to different publication
Researcher Academy- Researcher development programme Introduction to the Literature review Process (online moderated course)
Course dates for 2019/20 will be published in early October 2019. If there are no dates listed below then the instance(s) of the course has (have) already taken place for 2019/20 academic year.
Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.
Importance of booking commitment
When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.
It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.