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Research Methodology

Code 11024
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 5
Workload TP(40H)
Scientific area Medicina
Entry requirements n/a
Learning outcomes The aim of this course unit is to provide the student with transferable skills that can be used in the planning, execution and presentation of the results of research in the field of health sciences.
At the end of this course unit, the student shall be able to:
- select the most appropriate method of quantitative or qualitative research for a given research project.
- apply basic epidemiologic principles and concepts in the field of health sciences.
- understand the ethical and legislative framework of biomedical research.
- search and organize bibliographic references using the appropriate software tools.
- prepare a grant application for a research project in health sciences.
- identify basic techniques and procedures for the elaboration of a scientific manuscript.
Syllabus - Planning of a research project.
- Quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
- Laboratory research - challenges and opportunities.
- Research with medical devices.
- Epidemiology I
- Epidemiology II
- Ethics in biomedical research I
- Ethics in biomedical research II
- Importance and function of ethics committees
- Bibliographic search and reference management
- Grant application preparation and submission
- Entrepreneurship, inovation and intelectual property
- How to write a scientific paper.
Main Bibliography Reading material will be distributed at each teaching session.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Assesment is based on a multiple choice question test and the solving of a practical exercise on bibliography search and on the analysis/discussion of an ethical issue related to human or animal research.

Final score (scale 0.20) is a weighted score = multiple choice question test (weight 80%) + exercise on bibliography search (10%) + analysis/discussion of an ethical issue related to human or animal research (10%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-21

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