The Clinical Academic Internship Programme consists of a commitment of 30 days over a six month period commencing in October 2018.
Workshops and action learning sets on:
- Developing a research question
- Introduction to research methods (qualitative and quantitative)
- Critical appraisal and literature review
- Applying research methodology to a health care setting
- Patient and public involvement and engagement in research
- Ethics and research governance
- Research funding and finance
A structured taught programme that also includes:
- An introduction to the clinical academic careers pathway and application for a Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (funded by HEE/NIHR), a Masters in Research, or help individuals to identify the next step in their career development
- A placement in a research setting which could include the unique clinical research infrastructure developed by Birmingham Health Partners
- Independent study time to complete programme work with the support of a supervisor
Expected programme outcomes
- A refined and feasible research question as part of a preliminary research proposal in which potential methods are considered
- A literature review supporting the research question formatted for submission to a nominated journal
- Portfolio containing evidence of learning and experiences of the novice researcher while on the programme to include self-assessment of ongoing learning needs and future plans
- Completed MRes module (optional)
- Dissemination of CAIP work to team
- Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship application, or an idea of the next step in the individual’s career development.
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