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Training and education

The Center for Medical Research Methodology is involved in teaching and development of several courses within medical research methodology.

Undergraduate courses

The Bachelor thesis course
The Bachelor thesis course is an introductory course to medical research methodology with the main aim of providing medical students with a basic knowledge about medical research methodology and preparing them to write the bachelor thesis.

The course covers topics: study designs in medical research, formulation and testing of scientific hypotheses, health research ethics, scientific article writing and interpretation, and literature search.

The VKO master’s project
The VKO master’s project is an optional means for medical students who want to pursue a specific research project - as part of their master’s thesis - embedded in the VKO program with a 4 weeks research training stay at a basic or clinical research department at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences or at a hospital department. The course covers an introductory lecture and practical guidance for medical students wishing to engage in the VKO-master’s project.

Please contact Simon Francis Thomsen for practical information about getting in contact with relevant research departments.

Postgraduate courses

Introduction to clinical research I
Introduction to clinical research I is an introductory lecture and workshop-based course in medical research methodology aimed at first year PhD students and research year students.

It covers the topics: study designs in medical research, formulation of a scientific hypothesis, practical management of research studies, estimation of adequate study size, data collection, database preparation and data handling, GCP-rules, and bias in medical research. The course is ‘hands-on’ oriented based on the students’ own research projects.  

Introduction to clinical research II
Introduction to clinical research II: from data collection to article is a lecture and workshop-based course in medical research methodology aimed at second- and third-year PhD students and research year students. It covers topics: abstract and scientific article writing, presentation of scientific results, research ethics and scientific fraud, and basic biostatistics. The course is ‘hands-on’ oriented based on the students’ own research projects.

Questions
The Center for Medical Research Methodology also runs a Q and A service for students engaged or interested in medical research.

Please contact Simon Francis Thomsen if you wish to post a question about a practical or theoretical problem relating to medical research. This service is primarily for undergraduate and PhD students who, as part of the preparation or execution of a research project, have encountered a problem they wish to discuss.