Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsHello, and welcome to week three. This week, we're going to be looking at treatments and how those treatments are tested. We have a series of questions that we think will help you when you look at research to decide whether you can trust that research. We'll be tackling a formerly very controversial topic-- the measles mumps rubella vaccination. Back in the 1990s, there appeared to be evidence to show that this was linked to autism. We'll be following the research that was done subsequent to this that showed there was no link and also explore topics around research fraud and false balance, where the media has a tendency to try and present a balanced perspective, even if all the evidence only goes one way.

Skip to 1 minute and 3 secondsWe'd also like to remind you to keep flipping content to add to our collection of good quality health resources. Welcome to week three. We think there's a lot for you to enjoy this week.

Welcome to Week 3

This week, we look at how treatments are evaluated.

We introduce you to clinical trial designs and give you some general questions you can ask about research into treatments. These should help you decide whether or not you can believe the evidence.

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This video is from the free online course:

Making Sense of Evidence: The Informed Health Consumer

Cardiff University