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Research Skills Workshop: Cross-cultural validation of quality-of-life measurement instruments
Date: 13 Jan 2017
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Chairperson: 
Prof Christian Apfelbacher
After instruments to measure health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) have been developed, they need to be evaluated systematically for reliability, validity and responsiveness to change. Unfortunately it cannot be assumed that these measurement properties are stable across cultures and languages different from the original. In this workshop you will learn about forward and backward translation, expert review and cognitive pretesting, together with how to overcome some of the challenges of cultural adaptation.
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Academic Writing Group: Different types of academic writing

Date: 20 Jan 2017
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Chairperson: Prof Helen Smith
We will explore the four main types of writing used in scientific publications – descriptive, analytical, persuasive and critical. In addition, we will work together to identify collaborative writing projects which can be taken forward in future sessions.
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Research Sandpit: Developing research ideas about the elderly

Date: 10 Feb 2018

Time: 2pm to 5pm
Chairperson: Prof Lousie Robinson​

In this interactive session, we will discuss and prioritise research projects which are focused on improving elder care in family medicine.​
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Academic Writing Group: How to write a case report
Date: 24 Feb 2018

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Chairperson: Prof Helen Smith​

In this session, we will be discussing about medical cases, in particular the challenging and unusual ones, and ways to improve clinical care of patients. Please bring a potential ‘case report’ to this session to work on.​
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Research Skills Workshop: Introduction to health economics
Date: 24 Mar 2018

Time: 2pm to 5pm
Chairperson: Dr Woo Lai Leng

In this workshop, you will learn about the types of research questions that health economics helps us address. We will discuss key concepts, health evaluation methods and how to critically appraise economic evaluations. You will also learn how to assess the costs and healthcare benefits of your projects.
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2018 Academic Writing Groups

Dates: 7 Apr, 12 May, 23 Jun, 28 Jul
Time: TBC
Topics: TBC
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