PK105: Making Sense of Research

Learn what and whom to believe when it comes to the latest nutrition, exercise, and health research.

  • Understand the difference between good or bad interpretation of a scientific study
  • Learn how to discuss constantly conflicting studies
  • Learn the signs & symptoms of misleading research
  • Learn how to be a credible & evidence-informed practitioner

Approx. 20 hours of training,
with 12 months to complete

5 modules for

$579

In this course, you will learn what and who to believe when it comes to the latest nutrition, exercise, and health research.

How do you know what is a good or bad interpretation of a scientific study? Why is it important to know the difference between correlation and causation? 

Learn the signs and symptoms of misleading research and understand the real science behind those sensationalised newspaper headlines.

This course arms you with everything you need to know to be credible and evidence-informed.

Meet your instructors

Dr Simon Thornley

Dr Simon Thornley

Epidemiologist

Epidemiologist and public health medicine specialist. 

Prof Grant Schofield

Prof Grant Schofield

Public Health

Director of The Centre for Human Potential at AUT and Professor of Public Health.

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Course Overview

This course includes:

Module 1: Why Do Science & Research?

Module 2: What is Epidemiology & Why is It Important?

Module 3: Study Designs

Module 4: Basic Stats & Causal Thinking

Module 5: Being a Critical Thinker

Approx. 20 hours of training,
with 12 months to complete

5 modules for

$579

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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When does the course start and finish?

This course is available for you to start immediately as soon as you enrol with online, 24/7 access. You then have 12 months to complete your short course.

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes. You can do this course in your own time and at your own pace, with online 24/7 access. The course can easily be completed within four weeks by committing to approximately five hours of work per week. You do however have up to 12 months to complete your course. 

Do I receive any certification for completing the course?

You will receive a PREKURE Certificate of Completion for this course.

What happens after I finish the course?

If you would like to continue learning, choose another Short Course or cross-credit into one of our Certificates.

Do I need any background or previous learning in the health field?

No. This course is perfect if you want to upskill for your own benefit. You will learn many tips and tricks that will help you and your loved ones. To date, we have had GPs, nurses, full-time mums, gardeners, IT specialists, and more enrolling on this course.

I am a nurse, physio or pharmacist. Does this course counts towards my CPD credits?

Yes, it counts as 20 hours.

How do I know this course is credible and contains correct information?

The course is scientifically-based and evidence-informed with full academic references provided for all materials. It is taught by our highly qualified, world-class teaching Faculty with extensive real-world experience. One of our past students says, “By aligning with a professional group like PREKURE, I can reassure my clients that I am using the latest, evidence-based tools and techniques to support them.”

Is this course recognised for Registered Exercise Professionals (REPs)?

Yes. You will receive 12.5 continuing professional development (CPD) points for completing this course.

Is this a CME endorsed course by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGPs)?

Our courses have been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and have been approved for CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

If you are dissatisfied for any reason with your purchase, contact us within 30 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Do I get lifetime access to this course?

No. All PREKURE course content is available for 12 months from the date you enrol. Each module does however come with notes that you can download.

If you’re completing this Short Course as part of a Certificate you can retain access to your course content by joining the PREKURE Postgrad Network, an exclusive membership offering postgraduate professional support to PREKURE Certificate graduates. This includes access to updated content, resources and references as we continue to develop and re-release courses.

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