Clinical Research Methods

This two-day intensive course, directed by Hamisu Salihu, M.D., Ph.D., vice chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, is tailored for the busy healthcare professional who would like to review and discuss important fundamental concepts in research methodology. The course will be held in an engaging environment where participants will have the opportunity to learn from an expert researcher who has published hundreds of papers and successfully acquired many federal grants.

The class will consist of four modules that will provide a comprehensive overview of research methods. On the first day, learners will review and thoroughly discuss study designs, qualitative and quantitative research and data collection and management methods. On the second day, Dr. Salihu will give step-by-step instructions on how to use SAS software to conduct basic analyses.

Modules include: Introduction to Research Design, Data Collection Methods and Data Management, Statistical Testing - Part 1, and Statistical Testing - Part 2.

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ALSO Course

The department holds the two-day ALSO course each August for those family medicine residents who provide obstetric care. This year's event was held Aug. 17-18, 2017. Five family medicine residency programs will be in attendance: Baylor, Methodist, UTMB-Galveston, UT McGovern Medical School and DeTar. Over 65 participants attended the two-day event.

Under the direction of Anjali Aggarwal, M.D. and other faculty teachers, family medicine residents will use beef tongue to mimic laceration repair during the AAFP sponsored Advance Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course