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Sigma - Essentials of Medical Research

Module 1 - Synopsis Writing


DUHS
SIGMA is the Scientific Initiative by Getz pharma for Medical research Application to provide a platform to develop skills and capacity in the areas of research. This module aims to promote clear understanding from recognizing the need of research to synopsis submission.

What you’ll learn

  • Recognizing the need for research in professional development
  • Understanding different formats and components of research synopsis
  • Choosing the right topic and understanding the problem statement
  • Recognizing the role of literature review & basics of referencing and trailing
  • Identifying ways to avoid plagiarism
  • Getting an insight on academic writing skills
  • Journey from research to synopsis submission

Course description

Clinical research is vital for advancement in medicine, yet in most medical specialties – and in many countries – its tools are used inappropriately, resulting in invalid results.The purpose of this module is to offer a highly interactive learning environment and provide a holistic approach to writing a complete and good synopsis. This module covers the initial steps involved in research publication that includes standard guidelines, formats and components of synopsis, publication process as per journals, ethical issues and plagiarism, methodological skills, formulation of a research question, applying analytical techniques and appropriately framing a research design.

This module comprises of four different lessons, after each, you will be directed towards a quiz containing 07 questions. Correct answers to minimum 05 questions is required to be legible for the certificate. After successful completion of course content, an assignment is required to be submitted along with peer reviewing any 03 assignments to earn the certificate.

Syllabus

  • Lesson 1 : Introduction to research proposal/synopsis
  • Lesson 2 : Planning for synopsis writing
  • Lesson 3 : Writing the synopsis
  • Lesson 4 : Enhancing the quality of synopsis

Module outline

  • Introduction to research
  • Research process
  • Literature review
  • Study designs
  • Synopsis writing
  • Plagiarism

Continuing Medical Education

Medical professionals who enroll and successfully complete this module will be awarded 01 CME credit hour from Dow University Of Health Sciences, Karachi

Instructor

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Dr. Shahid Shamim

Professor of Surgery & Additional Director, Dow Institute of Health
Professional Education,
Director EMER

Accredited by

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Dow University Of Health Sciences

  1. CLASSES START

  2. PACE

    Self-paced

  3. SUBJECT

    Synopsis writing

  4. COURSE LANGUAGE

    English

  5. DIFFICULTY LEVEL

    Introductory

  6. CREDIT

    1 CME credit hour by D.U.H.S.

  7. CERTIFICATE

    Online and hard copy (optional)

  8. TIME COMMITMENT

    02 hours

  9. COMPLETION TIME

    07 days (Registration to completion)

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