eLearning Modules and Videos

The Alberta SPOR Support Unit (AbSPORU) presents the Introduction to AbSPORU eLearning series and Introduction to Health Data video series. Each eLearning course and video dives into another aspect of patient-oriented research and the Alberta SPOR Support Unit and forms a basis for further learning through our certificate programs and other capacity development opportunities.

Each eLearning module takes about 20 minutes, and includes many interactive components. Each video is 2-4 minutes long.  So far there are three modules and one video series, with more on the way! Check back for more learning opportunities in the future.

In this course, we will discuss introductory concepts related to the research process and health research in Canada.

By the end of this course, you will be able to do two things:

  • You’ll be able to describe how the health system works both within Alberta and within Canada, and
  • You’ll be able to describe health research.

Watch it here: Introduction to Health Research

In this course, we will introduce patient-oriented research.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and describe patient-oriented research
  • Describe the roots and evolution of patient-oriented research.
  • Explain the context for patient-oriented research in Canada and Alberta.

Watch it here: Introduction to Patient-Oriented Research

In this course, we will discuss the foundations of Patient Engagement.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define patient engagement
  • Identify and describe the four principles of patient engagement
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of patient engagement as an approach to health research and describe some of the ways to address and reduce these challenges.

Watch it here: Foundations of Patient Engagement

This series of short animated videos detail how health research is gathered, how researchers access data, and how health data is protected.

Watch it here: Introductory Data Series