Scientific Method Applied to Clinical Research University of Sao Paulo
The discipline is justified in the post-graduate context that aims at the production of high level scientific knowledge, which recognizes the importance of choosing a suitable research method in front of the research question previously formulated, be it of a basic or applied nature, with observational or experimental design, considering their bias and control powers, in the planning, execution and analysis phases.
The course aims to provide a basic training on the nature of scientific knowledge, studying the fundamentals of methodology; Preparing students for the identification of problems, concepts and arguments that influence the theoretical, technical and operational strategies of health research with a special focus on those applied to clinical practice.
The evaluation will be done through participation in lessons and seminars where research projects, literature papers and conceitual material are presented and discussed.
Basic principles of the scientific method in health. Ethics in research. Planning and control of biases that promote the internal and external validity of the studies. Causal and statistical inference. Clinical relevance and statistical significance. Main types of designs for clinical studies, in view of clinical epidemiology. Descriptive measures of frequency and association between study variables. Common mistakes and biases in the development of research projects. Critical analysis of scientific articles. Application of basic statistical knowledge for the interpretation of association measures and random bias.
Online Course Requirement
Moacyr Roberto Cuce Nobre
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Email address: http://www.fm.usp.br/en/portal/