Research Education & Training Program
The Research Education and Training Program aims to empower health research practitioners in the Western Australian health sector to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the planning, design, implementation and translation of successful research that impacts on policy and practice.
The RETP supports researchers and health practitioners by providing high quality, up-to-date and relevant seminars, workshops, on-line training modules and other educational resources in the area of health research.
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP) - Modules 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 were released in October 2016 with hundreds of users already enrolled. Each Module takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete and include the following:
- GCP Module 1: Origins & Principles
- GCP Module 2: Researchers Responsibilities & essential documents
- GCP Module 3: Informed Consent
- GCP Module 4: Safety Reporting
- GCP Module 5: Source Data & Data
- Critical Appraisal of Scientific Papers - Teaches a systematic approach to the critical appraisal of peer-reviewed published research.
- Foundations of Health Research - Outlines the research process, the benefits of well-constructed research, constructing an answerable research question and different research study design options.
- Research Protocol Development - Explains how to develop a successful Study Protocol required in preparation of a research project. It is the what, why, who, where, how and when of the work to be done that describes how the clinical trial or research project will be conducted.
Additional research skills training modules will continue to become available and will address topics including: scientific writing; research protocol development; literature searching and management; understanding funding opportunities; project grant applications; fellowship applications and team grant applications.
The RETP modules provides foundation, entry level overviews of research skills needed across the entire research process, with additional resources and links to other known training opportunities.
The RETP is suitable for health practitioners, researchers and students of all levels of experience and any clinical background.
On successful completion of each module, a certificate of completion is generated with the participant name and the number of course hours.
This may be used to document a health professional’s Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.
The RETP materials can also be tailored by individual institutions or departments for use in research induction processes, to assist in setting expected standards and alert staff entering research to key contacts, training and resources in the field.
Please contact the RETP team to discuss any additional research support and how the RETP may assist your team, department or institution.