Evidence Based Lab Research

MELS 202 Evidence-Based Laboratory Research

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Evidence-Based Laboratory Rsearch.
Code:                          MELS 202.
Hours:                         Lec – 1 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Credit hrs. – 1.
Prerequisite:                None.
Level/Semester:           1st level - Spring.
Department offering the course:     Medical Laboratory Sciences/Faculty of Health Sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course introduces basic concepts in performing research in the clinical laboratory and professional methodologies in writing up a research project.

COURSE AIM
Human beings possess the ability to think rationally and logically, which in turn leads to curiosity. Research, or the process thereof, answers the question Why? leads researchers to conduct studies to find answers to questions. Research and the application of the scientific method will enable us to answer such questions. Research Techniques is tailored to introduce the medical laboratory technology student and other health science majors to the significance and pillars of research. The major components of this course are: What is research? Developing the research proposal Critical review of the literature and information resources; Considering ethics in research; Conducting experimental and quasi-experimental research Data collection through surveys and self-reports; Sampling designs and techniques; Qualitative research; Evaluation research; Analytical epidemiologic studies; Analyzing and interpreting data; Techniques for data presentation; Writing a research report and publication.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Illustrated lecture using personal computer, data show and white board.
Laboratory experiments
Research work.
Group discussion.
Video films.

LIST OF REFERENCES
Research Techniques for the Health Sciences; 4th Edition (2009) – James Neutens and Laurna Robinson. Pearson Higher Education Publishing (http://www.pearsonhighered.com).
McGraw-Hill’s Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers; 1st Edition, 2010. Carol Ellison. McGraw-Hill Publisher (www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk).
Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction; 9th Edition, 2010. Donald C. Orlich. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning (www.cengage.com).
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http://rev.oxfordjournals.org/
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