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17AMBPIZ - Work with Information Sources and Research Methodology

Code Completion Credits Range Language
17AMBPIZ KZ 2 2+0
Jakub Ráfl (guarantor), Karel Roubík (guarantor)
Jakub Ráfl (guarantor)
Department of Biomedical Technology

Methodology roots of research. Methods and technique of research. Logic of scientific research. Theoretical roots of research. Scientific information as a tool for every day use. Structure of scientific information. Information retrieval possibilities. Methods of information processing and applications in practice. Hooking for sources of scientific information. Examples of systems from the field of health care. Processing of summary reports


Homework assignments: 50%.

Final test: 50%.

All homework assignments must be submitted and approved by a lecturer.

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:

no practises

Study Objective:

The main aim of this subject is to provide an integrative explanation of research methodology and work with the inquiry sources. Students are prepared for detailed application of rules within the diploma thesis and health care practice.

Study materials:

[1] Zeiger M. Essentials of writing biomedical research papers. 2nd ed. New York: Mcgraw-Hill; 2000.

[2] Gustavii B. How to write and illustrate a scientific paper. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2003.

[3] Day RA, Gastel B. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. 7th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2012.

The course is a part of the following study plans: