Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Practical Course in Health Research Methods

A week-long course as part of the Department of General Practice and the Division of Population Health Sciences, topics covered will include the fundamentals of study design, measuring health outcomes, data management and more.

  • Dates: Monday 7th - Friday 11th of January 2019
  • Venue: Beaux Lane House Conference Room, Floor -1, Beaux Lane House, Mercer Street Lower, Dublin 2.
  • Closing date for applications: Friday 14th of Deember 2018

 Topics will include:

  • Fundamentals of study design
  • Measuring health and health outcomes
  • Data management
  • Basic biostatistics
  • Further biostatistics with Stata
  • Searching biomedical literature and reference management
  • Ethics, governance and data protection
  • Protocol development and standardised reporting
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Peer review publishing, grant writing and dissemination of research

To view a full list of the lecturing staff, click here.  

Please note that places on this course are limited    

For further information on this course click here.

Comments from previous participants

  • "Group work was a good opportunity to think for ourselves. The lectures were very well explained and thorough"
  • "Very interactive"
  • "Excellent speakers"
  • "Very well taught"
  • "Very enjoyable, kept it interesting"
  • "I really understood the material that was presented"
  • "Excellent content and resource material"


Teaching Staff

Dr Fiona Boland, Dr Barbara Clyne, Dr Frank Moriarty, Dr Mary Clarke, Prof. Ronán Conroy, Dr Gráinne Cousins, Dr Frank Doyle, Prof. Tom Fahey, Dr Caroline Kelleher, Prof. David Smith, Prof. Susan Smith

Course fees €650 (includes statistical analysis software STATA14 and EndNoteX8)
Entry Requirements All participants must have a Wi-Fi enabled laptop with CD drive and USB port.
Application forms To download an application form click here.