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Comparative Effectiveness Research Training and Instruction (CERTaIN)

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Learn the fundamentals of comparative effectiveness research

Do you want to inform healthcare decisions by conducting research on the effectiveness, benefits, and potential harms of treatment options? Would you like to help patients choose care that best meets their needs? Perhaps you’d like to learn the basics of clinical research? Or maybe you’d like to use a national health data registry to answer a research question? If any of these questions resonate Comparative Effectiveness Research Training and Instruction – CERTaIN - Professional Certificate Program is right for you!

Created by investigators from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and partner institutions, the CERTaIN Professional Certificate program provides a comprehensive overview of core concepts, research methods and data analysis techniques used in comparative effectiveness (CER) and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) across five key areas:

Course 1. Introduction

Course 2. Knowledge Synthesis

Course 3. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)

Course 4. Pragmatic Clinical Trials and Healthcare Delivery Evaluations

Course 5. Observational Studies and Registries

Learn from expert decision scientists, biostatisticians, oncologists, economists, social scientists, health care policy experts and epidemiologists how to conduct CER/PCOR and see how CER/PCOR methods have been applied in the real world to conduct state of the art research studies.

The CERTaIN Professional Certificate Program is intended for anyone interested in CER/PCOR methods. This program is comprised of 5 courses and includes a combined total of almost 50 lectures in CER/PCOR topics. Each course consists of a series of lectures delivered by content experts and each lecture is segmented into short videos, followed by a quiz to assess your understanding of the material.

The CERTaIN Professional Certificate Program is supported by grant number R25HS023214 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The CERTaIN Professional Certificate Program was created by investigators.

What you'll learn

  • Describe CER/PCOR methods
  • Interpret systematic review and meta-analysis results, and define strategies for critically appraising the literature
  • Define several types of observational studies, and interpret their results
  • Describe how health registries can be used to make decisions about best clinical care
  • Identify and classify clinical trial designs and describe the statistical methods used to analyze their data

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From MDAndersonX, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston via edX
Hours 48
Instructors Maria E. Suarez-Almazor, MD, PhD, Maria A. Lopez-Olivo, MD, PhD, Sharon H. Giordano, MD, MPH, FASCO, Robert J. Volk, PhD, Barry R. Davis, MD, PhD
Language English
Subjects Data Science Business

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CERTaIN: CER/PCOR Methods: Introduction

In this course, you will be introduced to basic statistics and study designs used in CER/PCOR and the ethical considerations to take into account when conducting CER/PCOR. This...

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CERTaIN: Knowledge Synthesis: Systematic Reviews and Clinical Decision Making (You were viewing this course)

Discover practical ways to critically appraise scientific literature, including the conduction and interpretation of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Additionally, you will...

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CERTaIN: Observational Studies and Registries

While randomized controlled trials are considered to be the "gold standard" in health research, they cannot always be performed, for ethical or practical reasons. Observational...

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CERTaIN: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

In this course, you will learn about the characteristics of CER/PCOR, compare and contrast CER/PCOR studies and randomized controlled trials, and you will hear how PCOR...

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CERTaIN: Pragmatic Clinical Trials and Healthcare Delivery Evaluations

In this course, experts will discuss the options a researcher must consider when embarking on clinical research. What research design should I choose? How do I start the process...

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MDAndersonX, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston

From MDAndersonX, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston via edX
Hours 48
Instructors Maria E. Suarez-Almazor, MD, PhD, Maria A. Lopez-Olivo, MD, PhD, Sharon H. Giordano, MD, MPH, FASCO, Robert J. Volk, PhD, Barry R. Davis, MD, PhD
Language English
Subjects Data Science Business

Careers

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Professional Secretary $41k

Gifted Certificate Program Coordinator $48k

Instructor, Paralegal Certificate Program $52k

Instructor and Taskforce Committee Member for Certificate in Fundraising Operations $60k

Finance Professional 3 $65k

Certificate Analyst $67k

Continuing Education Professor/Apparel Certificate Program Advisor $68k

Instructor, Sustainability Leadership Certificate Program $79k

Vice Assistant President Certificate Specialist $120k

Product Manager - SUT Compliance and Certificate Management $131k

Assistant Professor, Bereavement Certificate Program $139k

Professional Partner $155k

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