Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds Voiceover 1: We have all come to expect a lot of Medicine in the 21st century, but how can we be sure that all those treatments actually work and that they are safe and reliable, and how new treatments developed in the first place. Everything we do in health care, every tablet that is prescribed, every treatment that is given, every test that is performed, every aspect of the care that makes modern medicine so remarkable has first to be discovered and then thoroughly evaluated before it can be put into practice.
Skip to 0 minutes and 37 seconds Voiceover 2:This discovery and evaluation is done in a variety of ways, which collectively we call research. This free online course is all about that process of discovery and how it is used to improve healthcare. Together we’ll look in detail at why we do research and how we do it. We’ll focus on the important ethical questions raised by research, and we’ll take a look into the future. Over the four weeks of this course, we’ll meet a wide variety of people who play a key role in research. We’ll learn how they all make invaluable contributions to this process of discovery.
Skip to 1 minute and 10 seconds And by the end, we will have a much better understanding of not only the challenges of conducting research but also the enormous benefits that it can offer modern medicine.
Skip to 1 minute and 18 seconds Voiceover 1: This course is aimed at everyone who wants to know more about modern health and the role of research and discovery within it. It may be of special interest to senior pupils at school who are contemplating a career in healthcare, as well as those already working in these fields and who like to learn more about the research that is happening around them. Join this course to learn more about this fascinating subject.