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Methods in health research

safema
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About This Course

The aim of this free online SafeMa midwifery postgraduate MOOC is to enhance women´s access to quality midwifery services by strengthening the knowledge and reflection of the participant. The course is self-paced and interactive with reading materials, videos, and tests to further your professional reflection. 

8 partner institutions in Denmark, Greece, Cambodia, and Vietnam have come together in an Erasmus+ capacity-building project to create the SafeMa Hubs for excellence in the partner institutions of Vietnam and Cambodia to foster competency-based and on-site training, evidence-based research and career development facilities. 

The SafeMa postgraduate course offers a postgraduate course consistent of 8 modules as well as facilitated internships. Each SafeMa module has an associated MOOC that introduces you to the SafeMa postgraduate course and prepares you for participation in the related module. Each MOOC has a different theme related to the SafeMa module taught in Vietnam and Cambodia:

1. Advanced clinical skills in midwifery – promoting normal labor

2. Advanced clinical skills in midwifery II – Fetal monitoring and patient safety

3. Advanced clinical skills in midwifery III – Obstetric emergencies

4. Post-partum health promotion within midwifery

5. Methods in health research

6. Clinical preceptorship

7. Human rights in midwifery

8. Evidence-based midwifery

In this MOOC you will gain knowledge on the SafeMa project and structure. You will be presented to five main topics which are essential and partly representative for the remains of SafeMa Module 5 – Methods in health research.

You will gain knowledge on health research and epidemiologic concepts relevant to maternal and infant health.

First topic: The role of health research in evidence-based practice

An introduction to reflection on the role of health research through rereading the principles on evidence-based medicine, and a look at the evidence hierarchy.

Second topic: The role of statistics in research and clinical practice

An introduction to statistics’ role in research and clinical practice in relation to critical thinking. Knowledge is gained on the different types of statistical studies. 

Third topic: Measures of association

The statistical measures of association are introduced as this gained knowledge serves as a base of understanding when reading and understanding health research. 

Fourth topic:  Measures of occurrence

The statistical measures of occurrence are introduced as this gained knowledge serves as a base of understanding when reading and understanding health research.

Fifth topic: Bias and confounding

The concept of bias and confounding is introduced as this gained knowledge serves as a base of understanding when reading and understanding health research in the remainder of the module. 

DISCLAIMER: 

UCN is responsible for the original content of this MOOC, as it was prepared during the project period of the SafeMa project. Translations and adaptions during/and after the project period of the SafeMa project is the responsibility of local SafeMa partners in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Course Staff

Marie Hald Thisted

Position: Midwife and Master of Social Science in Sociology. Lecturer at the midwifery education at University College Nordjylland, Denmark Authoring Partner: UCN

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    05EN
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  4. Price

    Free