Online Learning

NIHR Artificial Intelligence (AI) e-learning course

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has developed a cutting-edge AI e-learning course in partnership with Imperial College London's Institute of Global Health Innovation and the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Healthcare. The course is designed for clinical researchers that could benefit from AI methods.

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The 'Introduction To Artificial Intelligence for Clinical Researchers' course sits on NIHR Learn, an online NIHR platform that is used to deliver accredited learning programmes. NIHR Learn is available to anyone directly employed by the NHS, UK universities and other publicy funded organisations conducting and supporting clinical research. 

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) e-learning Course

Perspectives in Oncology is the ICR's internal training course covering the basics of cancer science.

Preceptorship Learning Pathway for Radiographers

A new e-learning pathway for diagnostic radiographers.

RM Partners, in collaboration with e-Learning for Healthcare and Health Education England, has developed and launched a new learning pathway to provide a platform of education and training modules for newly qualified diagnostic radiographers. It is designed to complement local induction and preceptorship processes, and enables staff to develop their skills in their first year of practice. The sessions have been divided into four courses which encourage continuing professional development activity relevant to their practice. They include a general introduction and patient care; general radiography; paediatric radiography; and forensic radiography. 

NHS staff can find out more and register here

FutureLearn online courses 

There are a number of free, online courses available through FutureLearn.

What is health research?

Why planning your research matters

How to write a PhD proposal

Cancer in the 21st Century: the Genomic Revolution

Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research

Introduction to Translational Research: Connecting Scientists and Medical Doctors

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing

Discovering Your PhD Potential: Writing a Research Proposal

More courses can be found on the FutureLearn website.

Nature Masterclasses 

An online course in scientific writing and publishing. It is taught by editors from the Nature journals in bite size sections and covers the entire scientific publishing process, from writing a paper to publication. Many of the sections covered on the site will help with writing a thesis; particularly Elements of Writing Style: 

Visit the Nature website to discover more

Health Research Agency E-modules

The Health Research Authority have a growing programme of eLearning modules designed to support the research community

Visit the Health Research Authority website to find out more

NHS Research and Development (R&D) Forum

The NHS R&D Forum provides a programme of learning, training and development resources in research management, support and leadership for health and care to meet the needs of our community. All open courses are currently offered as virtual courses and symposia.