Building research capacity of medical students and health professionals in rural communities: leveraging a rural clinical school's resources to conduct research skills workshops

Lasserre, Kaye E. and Moffatt, Jennifer J. (2013) Building research capacity of medical students and health professionals in rural communities: leveraging a rural clinical school's resources to conduct research skills workshops. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 44 3: 135-150. doi:10.1080/00048623.2013.831336


Author Lasserre, Kaye E.
Moffatt, Jennifer J.
Title Building research capacity of medical students and health professionals in rural communities: leveraging a rural clinical school's resources to conduct research skills workshops
Journal name Australian Academic & Research Libraries   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8623
1839-471X
Publication date 2013-09-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00048623.2013.831336
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 44
Issue 3
Start page 135
End page 150
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract The paper reports on a project where the objective was for the Rural Clinical School, The University of Queensland, Australia, to design an acceptable model of research skills workshops for medical students and rural health professionals. Eight, interactive research skills workshops focused on skill development were conducted in rural Queensland, and attended by 62 undergraduate medical students and rural health professionals. The workshop learning objectives were to: provide an understanding of research methods and practise some basic research skills; and develop a greater understanding of the research process. Of the 53 participants who provided evaluations, more than two-thirds agreed that the learning objectives were met, and although health professionals evaluated the workshops most highly, two-thirds of the medical students also agreed. Consistent with the positive quantitative evaluations, participants reported valuing the knowledge acquired in the workshops, combined with the teaching methods. The study demonstrated that an interactive, skills-based workshop was an acceptable model for the medical students and rural health professionals who participated, and that better health outcomes for rural Australians could ultimately result from leveraging a Rural Clinical School's resources to increase research capacity through this approach.
Keyword Australia
Education
Health
Medical students
Research
Rural health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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