Medical research

4 Research Courses Package

What is included?

Dr. Muhammed Elhadi

Doctor, Researcher

MBBCh – Faculty of Medicine, University of Tripoli

Course Description

Full Package Clinical Research Courses By Dr. Muhammed Elhadi


Amazing Course

This course is a valuable learning experience in the medical research field from A to Z


Course Details

4-Courses Package Has Unlimited Access

Course Duration

Approx. 3 months to Finish

Course Price

850 LYD / 220$

Course Level

Beginner to Advanced

Course Description

The package contains the following courses:

Course 1: Clinical Research Basic Skills Course


  • Introduction about the course
  • Introduction to clinical research and benefits of clinical research
  • Steps of clinical research
  • How to develop a research idea and hypothesis
  • How to test your idea or hypothesis
  • Clinical research ethical/legal issues
  • Search in the Literature

Protocol / Proposal Writing

  • Writing proposal/protocol for your research

Study Design

  • Introduction to Study Designs       
  • Case reports and case series      
  • Cross-sectional studies    
  • Case-control studies                     
  • Cohort studies
  • Clinical trials
  • Diagnostic accuracy studies

How to develop quessionnaire / case report form

  • How to find data for your research idea + (sources for free available data) *
  • How to develop a questionnaire for your study using Epi Info/Microsoft Word *
  • How to translate a questionnaire and validate it*

Data collection / Type of Bias / Errors

  • Pilot study concepts
  • Data collection procedure *
  • Type of bias and errors

Sample size calculation

  • Principle concepts of sample size and power calculation 1
  • Principle concepts of sample size and power calculation 2
  • Description and application of sample size *
  • Sample size calculation for:
    – Population survey *
    – Case-control studies *
    – Cohort studies *
  • Other ways of sample size calculation based on other factors *


Course 2: Medical Statistics using SPSS

Introduction to biostatistics

  • Introduction to biostatistics
  • Types of variables
  • Principle of descriptive statistics
  • Measure of central tendency and variance
  • Null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis
  • P-value and Confidence interval

Introduction to SPSS / Data Cleaning Skills

  • Creating a New File / Opening a File
  • Entering data in SPSS and create variables
  • Simple Descriptive statistics / mean/median/mode score
  • Data Cleaning / Creating Dummy Variable
  • Selecting Cases
  • Splitting a File
  • Calculating a total score
  • Creating an ID variable
  • Recoding a continuous to an ordinal variable
  • Recoding a continuous to a dichotomous variable
  • How to deal with missing data

Assumptions / Difference Between Parametric and Non-Parametric Test

  • Testing for Normality
  • Parametric Test and Non-Parametric Test 1
  • Parametric Test and Non-Parametric Test 2

Charts & Graphs

  • Bar charts
  • Line graphs
  • Area charts
  • Pie charts
  • Scatter & dot plots
  • Histograms
  • Population Pyramid
  • Boxplots

Associations Tests

  • Fisher’s exact test (2 x 2 Independence)
  • Chi-square test of association
  • Relative risk (2 x 2)
  • Odds ratio (2 x 2)
  • Pearson’s correlation
  • Spearman’s correlation
  • Kendall’s tau-b

Differences between groups

  • Independent-samples t-test
  • Paired-samples t-test
  • Mann-Whitney U test
  • One-way ANOVA
  • Kruskal-Wallis H test
  • Wilcoxon signed-rank test

Survival analysis

  • Kaplan-Meier
  • Cox-Regression Analysis


  • Cronbach’s alpha
  • Cohen’s kappa

Predictions Tests

  • Linear regression
  • Multiple regression
  • Binomial logistic regression


Course 3: Writing and Publishing Your Research Paper

Introduction to academic writing

  • IMRaD structure
  • Basic principles to consider during writing
  • Punctuation uses in scientific writing *
  • Paragraph structure
  • Steps in writing a paper

Referencing using Endnote

  • Reference (how to find suitable references)
  • How to use Endnote *
  • Checking Reference

Writing Original Manuscript

  • Preparing Tables and Figures
  • Writing results (statistical tests are explained in the statistical course) *
  • Writing method sections *
  • Reporting guidelines for main study types according to EQUATOR
  • Writing introduction *
  • Discussion writing *
  • How to write abstract/summary *

Writing other types of publications

  • Review articles
  • Letter to editor / correspondence
  • Case reports

Scientific Writing Issues

  • Authorship and ICMJE guidelines
  • Conflicts of Interest/copyright transform forms.
  • Issues in scientific writing (plagiarism, ghostwriting, reproducibility of research)

Preparing manuscript and abstract

  • How to format and prepare your manuscript for publications *
  • How to select a suitable journal for your research
  • How to submit your research to international conferences *
  • How to prepare conference presentations (poster and oral presentation) *
  • Reviewing process and comments*
  • How to write a cover letter for journal submission *
  • How to detect predatory journals?


Course 4: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


  • Introduction to Systemic reviews and meta-analysis
  • The shift from narrative reviews to systematic reviews
  • Main steps of systemic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Formulate research question and ensure originality of your idea (PICO)
  • Developing criteria for systemic review
  • Prisma Statement 2020

Preparing protocol and search strategy

  • Writing protocol and registering the protocol in PROSPERO
  • How to develop search terms for each database
  • Searching in literature and scientific databases
  • Search in Pubmed
  • Search in Scopus
  • Search in Embase and Medline (OVID)
  • Search in VHL
  • Search in Cochrane Library
  • Search in Web of Science
  • Search in
  • Search in New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)
  • Search in System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe (SIGLE)
  • Search in Google Scholar
  • Search in CINAHL
  • Extract search results using Endnote and Removing Duplicates
  • PRISMA – Flow Diagram

Screening and Extraction and Quality Assessment

  • Introduction to Screening & Extraction
  • Initial Screening and identifying eligible articles for inclusion
  • Full text download
  • Full text screening
  • How to develop extraction sheet
  • How to extract data
  • Quality assessment of studies
  • Quality assessment of RCTs by Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool (ROB 2)
  • Quality assessment of non-randomized studies of interventions by ROBINS
  • Quality assessment of observational studies by Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) 
  • Manual searching
  • Baseline Characteristics Table
  • Data Cleaning Before Doing Analysis
  • Some calculations for missing or non-reported data

Introduction to Meta-Analysis

  • Introduction to Meta-analysis
  • Some Definitions
  • Interpretation of forest plots
  • How to choose an effect‐size index
  • Effect Sizes Based on Means
  • Effect Sizes Based on Binary Data
  • Effect Sizes Based on Prevalence
  • Fixed-effect and random-effects models
  • Heterogeneity
  • I2

Publication Bias

  • Publication bias

Advanced Meta-analysis

  • Subgroup analysis
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Meta-regression analysis technique: concept, procedures, and interpretation

Writing Up

  • How to write and prepare a systemic review and meta-analysis paper



Key Features

About the Course Instructor

  • MBBCh from Faculty of Medicine, University of Tripoli
  • Founder of Libyan Medical Research Network
  • A reviewer at over 70 international peer-review journals
  • Editor at PLOS ONE and BMC Public Health and BMC Medical Education and Frontier
  • Worked on more than 60 International Projects including:
    African Surgical Outcomes-2
  • Chair of Incision – International Student Surgical Network NWG of Libya
  • Have more than 50 posters and oral presentations at prestigious international conferences
  • Participated as speaker and presenter at: AHA, ASiT, ACOG, Digestive Week, AACR, EACR.
  • Have more than 100 published/accepted in international peer-review journals with impact factors in various surgical and medical specialities
  • Won over 15 awards and grants from international societies and conferences