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  • Get real skills

    This course has been designed to give you real skills. Each lesson has been carefully planned to build your set of capabilities, one step at a time. Think of this course as an investment in yourself.

  • Progress your career

    Get excited about taking the next step in your career. You’ll get a certificate at the end of this course that highlights your new skill set and your ability to add value in a professional setting.

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Course Curriculum

This course will provide you with a structured approach to writing scientific papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Each lesson focuses on one of the components of a paper and will underline what should, and should not, be included in that section.

  • 01

    Welcome to How to Write a Scientific Paper!

  • 02

    The Title and Abstract

  • 03

    Introduction and Background

  • 04

    Methods

    • Methods

    • Comparing Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

    • Qualitative Research Methods in Healthcare

    • Qualitative Methods: Interviewing and Observations

    • Assessing Quality in Qualitative Research

  • 05

    Results

    • Results

    • Reporting Numeric Data

  • 06

    Discussion and Conclusions

    • Discussion

    • Conclusions

  • 07

    References

    • References

    • Using Reference Management Software

  • 08

    Reporting Guidelines

    • Reporting Guidelines

    • Links to Guidelines and Checklists

    • Download Guidelines

    • Guidelines for Reporting Health Research: A Users Manual

  • 09

    Authorship

    • Authorships

    • Additional Resources

  • 10

    Ethics

    • Ethics

  • 11

    Cover Letters

    • Cover letter

  • 12

    The Peer Review Process

    • Peer review

  • 13

    Quiz

    • Pop quiz

  • 14

    Feedback

    • Help Us Improve the Course

  • 15

    Additional tips and tricks to get published

    • How to write and publish a paper

The course includes teaching about how to write both quantitative and qualitative papers and give advice as to how to work collaboratively with co-authors. There is also teaching about using EndNote to manage your references and information about how to submit your paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Instructor

Dr Greg Martin is a medical doctor with a Masters in Public Health and an MBA degree. His professional experience includes working as the Head of Science and Research at the World Cancer Research Fund and the Director of Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission at the Clinton Health Access Initiative. He is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Globalization and Health. 

Greg Martin