The International Web-based Course on Research in Primary Health Care

The European General Practice Research Network is proud to announce the launch of the "The International Web-based Course on Research in Primary Health Care".

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Objectives

  • To help participants to design a research question.
  • To give participants a basic understanding of research methods and biostatistics.
  • To give practical experience of development of study protocols and applications for research funding.
  • To give practical experience of use of computers for database manipulation, use of spread-sheets and statistical analysis.

The course is suitable for general practitioners and other primary care doctors,and other healthcare related professionals interested in research.

Description of the course

  • The course and website language interface is English.
  • The course contains 25 modules of teaching and practical half-day workshop as a final step of the course.
  • Each web-based module consists of a 15-25 minutes didactic lecture, links to complementary materials and a short post-module test.

Course Modules

# Topic Lecturer
1 Introduction - Identifying questions for research Shlomo Vinker, Israel
2 Examining Processes in General Practice Jean Karl Soler, Malta
3 Quantitative Study Types  Michael Harris, UK
4 Developing research protocols Jean Karl Soler, Malta
5 Literature searching- Searching and appraisal of the literature Marija Petek Šter, Slovenia
6 Basic Statistics part I Frese Thomas, Germany
7 Basic Statistics part II Frese Thomas, Germany
8 Practical - Use of Epi-Info part I Nicola Buono, Italy
9 Practical - Use of Epi-Info part II Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Italy
10 Sample size Tony Heymann, Israel
11 Protocol Design Miquel Angel Munoz, Spain
12 Data collection tools Pemra Unalan,Turkey
13 Audit in General Practice Claire Collins, Ireland
14 Validity and Reproducibility of Research Instruments Jean Ives Le Reste, France
15 Sampling Methods Pemra Unalan,Turkey
16 Design of Qualitative Studies and  Qualitative Study Types QUALUA
17 Qualitative Sampling Techniques QUALUA
18 Measuring Quality in General Practice Shlomo Vinker, Israel
19 Parametric and Non-Parametric Significance Tests Neves Ana Luisa, UK
20 Research Ethics Claire Collins, Ireland
21 Qualitative Data Analysis QUALUA
22 Applying for Research Funding Jean Karl Soler, Malta
23 Writing up Research Hans Thulesius, Sweden
24 The Future of General Practice Research            Mehmet Ungan, Turkey
25 Presentation techniques (what, when and how to present) Tuomas Koskela, Finland

Certificate of participation

A certificate of participation and graduation, as well as CME credits, will be given to participants that complete all the web-based modules and have participated in the final practical half-day workshop.

Scientific committee

Name and Position Contact
Photo of Ferdinando Petrazzuoli
Ferdinando Petrazzuoli
ferdinando.petrazzuoli@gmail.com
1) SNAMID Caserta Italy 2)Department of Clinical Sciences, Centre for Primary Health Care Research in Malmö, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden
Via Orientale, 3 Ruviano (CE) 81010 Italy
Photo of Mehmet Ungan
Mehmet Ungan
mehmetungan@gmail.com
Ankara University School of Medicine Ibn-I Sina Hospital, Family Medicine
Ataturk Bulvari 237/45 Kavaklidere ANKARA 06680 Turkey
Photo of Shlomo Vinker
Shlomo Vinker
vinker01@zahav.net.il
Leumit Health Services, Family Meidcine
POB 14238 Ashdod 77041 Israel

Lecturers affiliations

  • Sibyl Anthierens MA, PhD
    Post-doctoral researcher at Department of Primary and Interdisciplinary Care. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium
  • Hilde Bastiaens MD, PhD
    Professor at Department of Primary and Interdisciplinary Care. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium
  • Nicola Buono MD
    EGPRN Educational Committee.
    SNAMID (National Society of Medical Education in General Practice), Caserta, Italy
  • Claire Collins PhD, MSocSc, BSocSc
    Chair of the EGPRN Research Strategy Committee. Dip Stats.
    Director of Research & Innovation, Irish College of General Practitioners, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Thomas Frese MD, PhD
    EGPRN Research Strategy Committee.
    Professor Institute of General Practice and Family Medicine, Medical Faculty, Martin-Luther- University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany
  • Michael Harris MD
    EGPRN Educational Committee.
    University of Bath. Bath, United Kingdom
  • Kristin Hendrickx MD, PhD
    EGPRN Educational Committee.
    Department of Primary and Interdisciplinary Care. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium
  • Anthony Heymann MD
    Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Tuomas H. Koskela MD, PhD
    EGPRN Public Relations and Communications Committee.
    Omapihlaja Health Centre, University of Tampere. Tampere, Finland
  • Jean Yves Le Reste MD, PhD
    EGPRN Research Strategy Committee.
    Professor. Equipe D’Accueil SPURBO. Department of General Practice, Université de Bretagne Occidentale. Brest, France
  • Miguel Angel Muñoz Pérez MD, PhD.
    EGPRN Research Strategy Committee.
    Primary Care University Research Institute IDIAP-Jordi Gol, Institut Català de la Salut and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
  • Ana Luisa Neves MD, MSc
    EGPRN Public Relations and Communications Committee.
    Imperial College London. University of Porto. Porto, Portugal
  • Lieve Peremans MD, PhD
    EGPRN Educational Committee.
    Professor at Department of Primary and Interdisciplinary Care. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium
  • Marija Petek Šter MD, PhD
    EGPRN Educational Committee.
    Department for family medicine, University of Ljubljana. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Ferdinando Petrazzuoli MD, MSc
    Chair of the EGPRN Educational Committee.
    Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Centre for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. SNAMID (National Society of Medical Education in General Practice). Caserta, Italy
  • Jean Karl Soler MD, PhD
    EGPRN Past Chair. Mediterranean Institute of Primary Care. Attard, Malta
  • Hans Thulesius MD, PhD
    EGPRN Educational Committee.
    Associate professor of Family Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Centre for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. On editorial board of Scandinavian Journal of
    Primary Health Care. FoU-Kronoberg. Växjö, Sweden.
  • Pemra C. Unalan MD
    EGPRN Educational Committee.
    Department of Family Medicine, Marmara University Medical Faculty, Istanbul. Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mehmet Ungan MD
    EGPRN Chair
    Professor of Family Medicine. Ankara University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Ankara, Turkey
  • Shlomo Vinker MD, MHA
    EGPRN Educational Committee
    Leumit Health Services, Family Meidcine POB 14238 Ashdod 77041 Israel

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Ruth Bridgewater; Nicola Buono; Marco Cambielli; Frank Dobbs; Kristin Hendrikx; Caroline Huas; Anthony Mifsud; Teresa Pawlikowska, Lieve Peremans, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli; Hagen Sandholzer; Jean Karl Soler; Jelle Stoffers; Igor Svab; Paul Van Royen; for their important contributions to past face-to-face EGPRN courses, as lecturers and contributors.