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Title: Five-year review of an international clinical research-training program.
Authors: Suemoto, Claudia Kimie
Ismail, Sherine
Corrêa, Paulo César Rodrigues Pinto
Khawaja, Faiza
Jerves, Teodoro
Pesantez, Laura
Germani, Ana Claudia Camargo Gonçalves
Zaina, Fabio
Santos Junior, Augusto Cesar Soares dos
Ferreira, Ricardo Jorge de Oliveira
Singh, Priyamvada
Paulo, Judy Vicente
Matsubayashi, Suely Reiko
Vidor, Liliane Pinto
Andretta, Guilherme
Tomás, Rita
Illigens, Ben M. W.
Fregni, Felipe
Keywords: Education
Distance learning
Biomedical research
Critical thinking
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: SUEMOTO, C. K. et al. Five-year review of an international clinical research-training program. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, v. 6, p. 249-257, 2015. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 29 ago. 2017.
Abstract: The exponential increase in clinical research has profoundly changed medical sciences. Evidence that has accumulated in the past three decades from clinical trials has led to the proposal that clinical care should not be based solely on clinical expertise and patient values, and should integrate robust data from systematic research. As a consequence, clinical research has become more complex and methods have become more rigorous, and evidence is usually not easily translated into clinical practice. Therefore, the instruction of clinical research methods for scientists and clinicians must adapt to this new reality. To address this challenge, a global distance-learning clinical research-training program was developed, based on collaborative learning, the pedagogical goal of which was to develop critical thinking skills in clinical research. We describe and analyze the challenges and possible solutions of this course after 5 years of experience (2008–2012) with this program. Through evaluation by students and faculty, we identified and reviewed the following challenges of our program: 1) student engagement and motivation, 2) impact of heterogeneous audience on learning, 3) learning in large groups, 4) enhancing group learning, 5) enhancing social presence, 6) dropouts, 7) quality control, and 8) course management. We discuss these issues and potential alternatives with regard to our research and background.
ISSN: 1179-7258
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