Clinical Research Methods

This online training course in clinical research methods is specifically tailored to the needs of healthcare professionals. The course covers research fundamentals such as how to design research, data collection and analysis, ethics and research governance, and how to write a research proposal.

The course has been written by Professor Nick Fox. With 25 years experience of research, Nick is a leading medical educationalist who has taught research methods to students and clinicians at the University of Sheffield since 1993.

Online learning

Training is delivered entirely online. You can start at any time and take as long as you wish to complete the training. Most participants prefer to study one topic a week (approximately two hours study time), spreading it over a ten-week period.

Course content

There are ten keynotes covering the key elements of clinical research methodology.

  1. The research question
  2. Research design and study methodology
  3. Validity and reliability
  4. Sampling
  5. Quantitative data collection
  6. Qualitative data collection
  7. Interpreting data 1
  8. Interpreting data 2
  9. Ethics and research governance
  10. Writing research proposals

Assessment and certification

At the end of the course, you submit a short logbook exercise to Professor Nick Fox, in order to receive the certificate of completion.


The fee for the entire course is £250. This offers exceptionally good value in comparison to equivalent face-to-face courses.


You can take the training at any time, simply click here to apply.