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Research courses

These are online CPD courses for eye health professionals, in collaboration with Ulster University and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). They are suitable for all eye health care professionals with an interest in research. 

You will need to login to the NIHR website to access the courses. If you have never logged into the NIHR platform, find out more about accessing the courses in the link below.

MODULE 1: This online CPD course helps you identify the difference between research, audit, and service evaluation, describe the main stages of the research process, and understand the importance of the ethical review process.

MODULE 2: This online CPD course will help you understand research evidence, understand the peer-review process, and identify discipline-specific journals.

MODULE 3: This online CPD course will help you evaluate methodological quality and determine whether a research study is relevant to you.

MODULE 4: This online CPD course introduces the different types of data found in research studies and how they can be used alongside statistical analyses to understand and interpret the world around us.

MODULE 5: This online CPD course explores the use of statistical tests in hypothesis testing and when to use specific tests to analyse different data types.

MODULE 6: This online CPD course details the meaning of statistical significance and how this relates to clinical significance in practice.

MODULE 7: This online CPD course explains the importance of research in healthcare and how research findings can be used to enhance your clinical practice and improve patient outcomes.

MODULE 8: This online CPD course demonstrates how to find relevant clinical research using the correct search methods and explains when these methods could be applied in your own clinical practice.

MODULE 9: This online course identifies ways in which you can get involved in research and how to determine the different levels of practice-based research involvement.

Thinking about a career in research?

Visit our careers page for information on how to get into research.