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 quality of the course exceeded my expectations. I was able to understand the elements of patient-oriented research and develop relevant skills to plan and execute POR.”

- 2019 Students’ Comments

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