Subject

Research Protocol.

  • code 11439
  • course 1
  • term Anual
  • type OB
  • credits 1

Main language of instruction: English

Other languages of instruction: Spanish

Teaching staff

Head instructor

Dr. Juan Gonzalo OLIVIERI - jgolivieri@uic.es

Office hours

DRA. ANA VELOSO DURAN 

avelos@uic.es

Introduction

In the event that the health authorities announce a new period of confinement due to the evolution of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the teaching staff will promptly communicate how this may effect the teaching methodologies and activities as well as the assessment.

Introduction

This topic integrates practically most of the necessary skills to get started in the field of research and assess in an integrated manner the necessary skills to join later a doctoral program.

During the 1st semester of master a research project leading to the final dissertation work will be designed.  

 

Pre-course requirements

Pre-course requirements

English medium level

Computer skills basic level

 

Objectives

Objectives

To learn to start a protocol for in vitro research, clinical or experimental approved by the relevant committees according to the characteristics of each protocol.

 

 

Competencies

Competencies

  • To acquire learning skills to allow to continue studying in a self-directed and autonomous mode.
  • To acquire the knowledge and understanding to provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and to apply the acquired knowledge, and develop their ability to solve problems in new environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
  • To integrate knowledge and deals with the complexity of formulate judgments based on scientific evidence, from information that may be incomplete or limited, include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • To communicate findings, knowledge and reasons to present to specialists and non-specialists in a clear and unambiguous.
  • To develop the ability to apply the scientific method, the experimental design and the biostatistics to solve a problem or corroborate hypothesis.
  • To know how to apply the epistemological, ethical, legal and humanitarian exercise in research and dissemination of results.
  • To develop the ability to apply bioinformatics tools used in basic research.
  • To learn to manage financial and human resources of a research project and meet the strategic basis for the transfer of new knowledge to the company or industry.
  • To develop the ability to integrate new knowledge through research and study, and deal with complexity.
  • To develop the self-learning ability in the development of new techniques, in the knowledge of new scientific concepts and in the search of new scientific information.
  • To develop the ability to argue and defend own scientific ideas and listen, analyze, evaluate and respond to the ideas of another person.
  • To develop the ability to work in multidisciplinary and multicultural groups.

 

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • Define the main concepts of research in health sciences.
  • Describe the different phases of the research process.
  • Distinguish between models of quantitative and qualitative research, identifying the main advantages and limitations of both models.
  • Structuring an appropriate strategy for literature search in major databases related to health sciences.
  • Access to documentary sources identified in the literature search, downloading the full documents for evaluation.
  • Critically evaluate scientific literature found.
  • Describe the basic concepts related to measurement variables and obtaining quantitative data.
  • Describe the different methods of obtaining quantitative data and identify them in published studies.
  • Identify the different types of scientific papers, structure and characteristics and rules of publishing them.
  • Write a scientific summary for the preliminary presentation of results at conferences and congresses, as well as to develop an oral and / or poster.

 

Syllabus

Syllabus

During the first half of the study program, the students will carry out a literature search on a specific health problem, identify a relevant research question, formulate the pertinent hypothesis and define the objectives of their work in order to master and develop the methodological design with the corresponding work plan to address the hypothesis.

 

Teaching and learning activities

In person

Teaching and learning activities

In person

Methodology: TRB

Formation activities: TFM

Non-presential activities

-       Working group (TG)

-       Self-work (TA)

Follow-up activities:

-       Tutorials (TU)

-       Evaluation (EV)

-       PFE 50%

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

Evaluation of the practical and theoretical modules, scientific communications and research projects is performed continuously.

 

-       EC 20%

-       RC 30%

 –      PFE 50%
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