Policy-makers Training


Virtual Masterclass: The Use and Conduct of Patient-Oriented Research

Master the art of patient-oriented research with a virtual Masterclass presented by the McMaster Health Forum. Policy-makers and managers, patients and families as well as researchers will learn practical skills in informative and interactive weekly online classes running January 6, 2020 to March 23, 2020.

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Masterclass: The Use and Conduct of Patient-Oriented Research

This intensive 3-day course immerses researchers, patients, caregivers, policy-makers and healthcare providers in the fundamentals of how to conduct and champion patient-oriented research (POR) with tools, resources and more. It is taught by leaders in the field, with stimulating presentations from healthcare and government speakers.

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CIHR Foundational Curriculum in Patient-Oriented Research

An in-person training program developed by the SPOR National Working Group on Patient Engagement, this resource is designed to equip interested learners, including patients, researchers, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders, with the basic skills and knowledge to engage meaningfully in patient-oriented research. The Curriculum follows a co-learning model where all stakeholders can learn together and will be in a modular format. The course is always delivered by a patient partner and a research partner. In Ontario, this course has been delivered through OSSU and through numerous SPOR Networks with a presence in the province. Dates for future delivery of the Foundational Curriculum in Patient-Oriented Research are to be determined.

For more information, contact us at ossu@ossu.ca.

Patient-Oriented Research Training & Learning – Primary Health Care (PORTL-PHC) (NEW online training program)

Patient-Oriented Research Training & Learning – Primary Health Care (PORTL-PHC) is a self-directed, online training program designed to meet the learning needs of stakeholders who are interested in engaging in, or using, patient-oriented primary health care research.

The training program includes four inter-linked modules: 1) Patient Priorities and Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care; 2) Methods and Examples of Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care Research; 3) Skills Development in Patient Engagement and Patient-Oriented Research; 4) Applying Patient-Oriented Research in the Learner’s Own Context.

Please see attached flyer here for more information and how to sign up.