Take Charge of Your Health:
Finding and Understanding Medical Research to Navigate Treatment Options
Online Course for Anyone Seeking Information for Themselves or a Loved One
Taught by Julie K. Staples, Ph.D.
If you or a loved one are struggling with a health condition you might be wondering:
Which is the best choice of treatment?
How do I evaluate statements made about a treatment?
Will complementary or integrative therapies help?
Medical research is a great resource to answer these questions – but it can be hard to find and understand.
In this course you will:
Find out the best way to use a a free resource from the National Library of Medicine to locate medical research in your area of interest
Learn how to identify the most relevant published research studies and how to locate the information you need when you read them
Discover how to participate in clinical trials (medical research studies)
The course includes 3 one-hour pre-recorded sessions in addition to a free 30 minute strategy session with Julie Staples
The following topics are covered:
Overview of Research
Types of studies
Identifying the best studies
Cochrane database for finding reviews of research
How to Search the Scientific Literature
Setting up a search strategy
Searching PubMed database
Identifying useful studies
Obtaining the studies
Understanding a Research Study
The elements of a research paper
How data is presented
How to locate the “take home” message
Finding clinical trials
Cost: $59Click Here to Purchase Recordings
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Previously Recorded February 2017
I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease in 2015. I know how frightening and confusing it can be when dealing with a serious illness. I have been a medical researcher for 25 years but I did not really understand how valuable the medical literature can be to patients until I had to deal with my own illness. Being able to find and read the research made a huge difference for me. I want that for you too!