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Research methods courses as a mean of developing academic general practice

By Anders Håkansson, Anders Beckman, Eva Ekvall-Hansson, Juan Merlo and Nils-Ove Månsson


Since 1989, the authors have given courses in research methodology, and these courses are now given at six venues in southern Sweden, as well as in Denmark. The course corresponds to half a year's full-time study, with half the time devoted to lectures and studies of literature, while the rest is spent on an individual project under supervision. To enable part-time study, the course extends over 1(1/2) years. In 15 years roughly 1000 people, mainly physicians, have been given training in basic research methods. The course model has been appreciated by clinically active colleagues, who have been able to attend a course and simultaneously work with patients. Among the GPs in the region, one in five has taken this course, and one in five has then gone on to start formal PhD studies. The authors have thus succeeded in their goal of giving basic scientific schooling to many physicians and recruiting some for further research

Topics: Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Occupational Health, SoTL
Publisher: 'Informa UK Limited'
Year: 2005
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