Course Description:

This training module is designed as part of a 4-module training series that includes: 

  1. "Identifying a Research Question," which introduces the critical thinking framework and 4Cs rule in determining a research question.
  2. "Composing a Scientific Paper," which applies this information to write the introduction, results, methods, discussion, conclusion, and acknowledgment sections of a scientific paper.
  3. "Designing a Public Health Poster," which provides a quick overview of tools and strategies to organize an engaging poster
  4. "Preparing and Submitting an Abstract," which outlines the information needed to prepare and submit a public health abstract.

This module introduces the concept of critical thinking and the 4Cs rule. Utilize this skill to identify a research question for a study or project. It also introduces the types of research questions and the research approach. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the purpose and components of a scientific paper.
  • Utilize critical thinking to identify a research question.
  • Utilize appropriate language to present the research question.

Target Audience:  Public health professionals and students

Duration:  20 minutes

Continuing Education Information:  0.5 CECH for CHES

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