training Opportunities

Conducting a Systematic Review: a practical guide

Date: 09 –12 April 2018
Venue: Specialist Unit for Review Evidence, Cardiff University, Heath Park Campus
Course Fee: £750(Reduced fee of £650 available for Cardiff University staff/students)
An early bird discount of £50 is available to all who enrol before 31st January 2018

Course Objectives

An intensive four-day course to introduce you to the necessary skills to complete a systematic review.

  • Introduction to systematic reviewing and developing a protocol
  • Literature searching and selection of studies
  • Critical appraisal of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Extracting data
  • Meta-analysis or narrative synthesis
  • Reporting and disseminating results
Interactive Skill Development

Participants come to the course with a research topic and leave with a draft protocol for their systematic review.

Study Methods
  • Small group teaching
  • Workshops
  • Interactive tutorials with hands-on practical work
  • Group work
Target Audience

The course will appeal to all those interested in undertaking a systematic review, of particular relevance to those with a healthcare background.

  • Postgraduate researchers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Information specialists and librarians
  • Policy makers
Tutors

Cardiff University’s specialist team has extensive experience of undertaking reviews and teaching evidence-based methodologies.

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Pharmacoeconomics course

Date: 12 - 13 April 2018
Venue: Bangor University
Cost: £750

This course offers a comprehensive overview of pharmaceconomic evaluation and health technology assessment methods available within the NHS.

The course is for pharmacists, clinicians, allied health professionals, postgraduate students and others with an interest in pharmacoeconomics and health technology assessment. Read more and register

Health Care Research Wales Training 

The Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre provides a high-quality Wales-wide training programme to support excellence in health and social care research studies.

The full programme of training available is available at:
https://www.healthandcareresearch.gov.wales/training/

Forthcoming Schedule

Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
21/08/18 - Cardiff 
02/10/18 - Bangor
13/11/18 - Swansea University

Good Clinical Practice Refresher (half day)
25/09/18 - Cardiff
25/09/18 
- Swansea University
16/10/18 - Cardiff

Valid Informed Consent in Research
17/01/18 - Cardiff
05/02/19 - Cardiff

Deferred Consent Workshop
08/11/18 - University Hospital of Wales

Valid Informed Consent in Research Involving Adults Lacking Capacity
TBC

Valid Informed Consent in Paediatric Research Workshop
TBC

First Steps: members of the public and researcher working together
14/06/18 - Conwy

Managing Essential Documents in Research
10/10/18 - Cardiff
27/11/18 - Abergele
12/02/19 - Cardiff

Monitoring
07/03/19 - Cardiff

Communication Skills in Research 1 – Creating and Maintaining Effective Working Relationships
09/11/18 - Cardiff

Communication Skills in Research 2 – Managing challenges and difficult behaviour
31/01/19 - Cardiff

Communicating about Phase 1 and 2 Trials
TBC

Communicating with Research Participants: Be Competent and Confident
09/10/18 - Abergele
08/11/18 - Cardiff

Involving the public in the design and conduct of research Building Research Partnerships
TBC

Involving children and young people in the design and conduct of research
TBC

An Introduction to Research Methods
TBC

Cancer Researchers’ Introductory Course
TBC

Cancer biology and targeted treatments: de-mystifying the science
TBC

Health Services Research Summer School

Date: 2 - 6 July 2018
Venue: Bangor University
Cost: To be announced

The Bangor University Health Services Research Summer School provides a series of masterclasses in which delegates interact with, and learn from, leaders and team members engaged in specialist areas of healthcare research.

The sessions will provide valuable insights into the range of approaches undertaken to answer current research questions. Read more and register

Qualitative methods training

INTRODUCTION TO FOCUS GROUPS

11th May 2018  

“I go on a lot of training courses. This was one of the best I have been to! So rarely do you get practical experience whilst training. Excellently structured and facilitated course.”
This one day course is aimed at health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students who want to develop skills in organising and facilitating focus groups and in analysing focus group data. Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background.  The course is suitable for those with little or no understanding of focus group method as well as those wishing to review and broaden existing skills. Practical exercises and small group work will be used throughout the course to develop competence in designing topic guides, moderating focus groups and analysing data. 

INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWING 

Date: 16th May 2018 

This one-day course is aimed at health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students who have little or no experience of qualitative interviewing.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background.  Previous courses have attracted researchers from a wide range of disciplines including health professionals, social scientists and educators.  The only requirements are an interest in qualitative interviewing and the desire to conduct better interviews. The course provides hands on practical experience of different qualitative interviewing skills.

ANALYSING QUALITATIVE INTERVIEW

Date: 17th-18th May 2018

This two day course is aimed at health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students who are planning to undertake or manage qualitative research using in-depth or semi structured interviews or those who have already collected qualitative interview data which they are unsure how to analyse.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background.  The course introduces the principles and practice of qualitative interview data analysis, with particular emphasis on thematic analysis techniques. It uses a combination of practical workshops, group discussions and formal lectures. The course also gives an overview of other approaches to qualitative analysis. 

INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS  

Date: 23-27 April 2018

This one week course is aimed at health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students with little or no understanding of qualitative research methods. Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background.  The course provides hands on practical experience of different qualitative methods including in-depth interviewing, focus groups and ethnography, as well as developing skills in thematic analysis. It is particularly suited for people who are starting work on a project with a qualitative dimension, doctoral students at the beginning of their projects, and those who are thinking about using qualitative research methods. The course also provides a useful introduction/refresher for researchers, academics, or managers who are supervising students or staff doing qualitative research projects.    

For more information about other qualitative courses, please visit the main webpage:
https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/study/short-courses-in-qualitative-research-methods 

Health Research Authority e-learning modules

The Health Research Authority has developed a number of e-learning modules as an aid for researchers, R&D staff, study sponsors, research ethics committee members and the wider research community. Read more

The Community Nursing Research Strategy is supported by PRIME Centre Wales,
which is funded by Health and Care Research Wales