The student is familiar with the research process and with the characteristics of scientific information including an ability to obtain and process scientific information, and to report and apply the results especially in the health sciences.
The student knows the role of scientific publications, can use and evaluate information sources critically. The student will be able to search research articles using basic literature retrieval methods and to use bibliographic databases available at the Medical Faculty.
The student knows basic principles in publication process, research ethics and good scientific practice.
The student is familiar with the basic research studies. The student is familiar with requirements for high quality reporting of research findings. Further, the student is able to analyze data with basic statistical methods, use basic statistical significance tests and inference methods, and evaluate critically scientific research reports.
Principles of scientific research, ethics in research, research methods in the main disciplines (clinical medicine, epidemiology, biomedicine and health sciences).
Scientific journals, research articles, critical evaluation of research findings, ethics in scientific publication and bibliometrics.
Aims and phases of statistical research, planning statistical research, obtaining data, variable distributions (frequencies, graphs and statistics), basics in statistical inference and methods (estimates, significance tests and confidence limits), basic methods in comparing groups and estimating associations between variables, specific methods applied in medical research. Critical reading of published research articles.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Regular and active participation in lectures, small group lessons, readiness tests and completion of practical projects and exams.
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.