Research and Audit Skills Training

This course equips users with the skills to interpret the validity and reliability of healthcare data, such as clinical trials, reviews, and audit information to respond appropriately. This course is for all healthcare professionals involved in research and audit. It is a joint project between the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare

Course Fee: GBP 50 | Code: 206

Learning Objectives

During the Research and Audit programme, you’ll cover a whole host of topics, from the basic principles of audit through to locating and reviewing papers, formulating a research proposal, the regulatory environment, and qualitative research. Relevant to all healthcare staff involved in research and audit, this course allows you to interpret the validity and reliability of healthcare data.


Course Information

  • Audience

    Medical students, doctors, nurses, assistants and healthcare professionals involved in research and audit

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

  • time-account-expired-temporary


    This course has 13 sessions

  • Study time

    6.5 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Coverage

12 Modules

    Epidemiology: Basic Principles
    Meta-analysis and Evidence-based Medicine
    Audit: Basic Principles
    Searching the Journal Literature and Locating Papers
    How to Review a Paper
    Formulating and Writing a Research Proposal
    The Regulatory Environment for Conducting Research - Research Governance and Ethics
    Designing a Randomized Controlled Trial: Basis Principles
    Clinical Studies Part One: Cohort Studies and Measures of Association
    Clinical Studies Part Two: Study Design
    Systematic Reviews
    Qualitative Research: Basic Principles
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