Conducting Health Research in Conflict Settings: Navigating Research Challenges for Impactful Evidence
Prepare for a complex research project with King’s College London
Whether from a quality or an ethics perspective, health research comes with its own unique challenges. These are only amplified in fragile or conflict-affected environments.
This seven-week course from King’s College London provides an overview of the challenges associated with health research in conflict. Structured around a series of real research case studies, the course provides the knowledge and skills you need to conduct impactful health research or audit and quality improvement projects in conflict settings.
Navigate the ethical considerations of conducting research in conflict settings
The course will begin by examining the ethical context of research in conflict settings.
You’ll gain an introduction to the ethical considerations of working with conflict-affected populations, and an overview of different study designs applicable to this research.
Review the challenges associated with specific research methods
Once you’ve understood the context you as a researcher will be working in, you can begin setting the parameters of your own research project.
Each week, you’ll review a different method or group of methods within health research, considering the specific challenges that arise with each.
You’ll also explore ways of maximising the impact of research to inform policy and practice.
Learn alongside interdisciplinary experts based around the world
Your instructors on this course are experts based at King’s College London, together with their partners in the Middle East and North Africa region. They all have years of experience in conducting research and providing research training in conflict-affected areas.
With their guidance, you’ll be able to ensure your research project achieves the greatest impact and meets the highest standards of ethics and academic rigour.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Demonstrate deep understanding of the unique challenges presented by conflict-affected environments
- Assess and address ethical considerations
- Collaborate effectively in meaningful, impactful and population-focused research projects in conflict settings
- Contribute effectively in population-focused audits and quality improvement projects
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone intending to conduct health research in conflict zones. This includes healthcare professionals, academics, and researchers.
What software or tools do you need?
Learners will need an internet connection and a smart device (mobile phone, PC, or laptop).
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