Credit Courses

University credit courses require the standard 39 hours of instruction and course work to receive university credit; currently one course is being offered in the spring semester, with additional topics to be announced.

Fundamentals of Patient-Oriented Research – SPH 566 Special Seminars Course Outline

Intended audience

  • 3-credit graduate level course for Alberta students in graduate programs related to health sciences


  • Provides critical bridge between general research skills and challenges of patient-oriented research
  • Explore theoretical underpinnings and practical implications, as well as research design principles, concepts, methods and applications of patient-oriented research.
  • Held in conjunction with the Alberta Summer Institute in Patient-Oriented Research on May 11-13, 2020 in Calgary

Expectations for Students

  • Participate in workshops, presentations and discussions
  • Complete an online session before the Summer Institute commences
  • Participate in classes (in-person) two days after (May 14 & 15).


“The course content enhanced understanding of POR. The mix of lectures and group work made it interesting and allowed for discussion of the concepts. The combination with the SPOR summer institute was unique and added to the value of seeing POR in action.”

- 2019 Students’ Comments