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17ABBMVP - Research Methodology

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17ABBMVP KZ 2 1+1
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Department of Biomedical Technology
Synopsis:

Methodical starting points of research. Methods and technology of research. Logic of scientific research. Theoretical starting points of research. Scientific information as a fool for everyday work. Structure of scientific information, possibility for their acquisition, methods of processing and application in practice. Description of principles for searching for scientific

information. Description of specific systems, namely from health service. Final report.

Requirements:

Active attendance is required; absence must be properly excused and replaced. All homework assignments and presentations must be submitted and revised according to a lecturer's instructions.

Grading according to the ECTS scale (100 points at most):

Homework assignments and presentations: 50%

Final test: 50%

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Types of research, legal aspects and financial support.

2.Clinical trials-aims, importance, types. Pharmaceutical clinical trials and their phases.

3.Correct and incorrect usage of statistics and testing of hypotheses. Interpretation of results.

4.Statistical analysis-different statistical tests and their selection. Errors and avoiding them.

5.Animal experiments-legal aspects, accessibility, practical information.

6.Ethics in research and clinical trials, ethical committees, informed consent, good clinical practice (GCP).

7.Information resources and their relevancy.

8.Writing of scientific and professional abstracts. Requirements on bachelor and diploma theses. Articles for journals.

9.Presentations of results-tables, charts, diagrams. Multimedia presentations.

10.Czech formal language.

11.English formal language.

12.Redaction and DTP work.

13.Patents and legal aspects.

14.Grants and grant process. European research and student projects.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Work with scientific articles

2. Structure of scientific writing

3. Diploma and bachelor theses

4. Methodology and evaluation of experiments and clinical trials

5. Formal Czech language

6. Redaction work and DTP

7. Presentations

Study Objective:

The aim of the subject is to teach students the basic information about scientific writing, composing of reports and other publications, about writing the bachelor and diploma theses, overview of the research methods, grant applications and procedures, and usage of different information sources.

Study materials:

[1] Gustavii B.: How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003.

[2] Jordan R. R.: Academic Writing Course - New Edition. Nelson, Walton-on-Thames, 2002.

[3] Zeiger M.: Essentials of writing biomedical research papers. Mcgraw-Hill, New York, 2000.

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The course is a part of the following study plans:
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