Research Curriculum

The Medical Education and Research Department at Danbury Hospital has implemented a research curriculum designed to build expertise in conducting research across the institution. This new curriculum is designed to help clinicians to be more informed reviewers of published research, so that they may implement the best, evidence-based care in their daily practice.

In addition, the curriculum encourages and provides the background needed for clinical staff to pursue research in their own area of interest. Ultimately, new findings in research can lead to better clinical practice and even better care for our patients. 

Lecture Information Includes:

  • Measures of Disease Occurrence
  • Experimental Study Design I
  • Experimental Study Design II
  • Prospective Cohort Study
  • Retrospective Cohort Study
  • Case-Control Study
  • Nested Case-Control and Case-Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Sectional and Ecologic Studies
  • Measures of Association and Potential Impact
  • Sources of Bias
  • Confounding
  • Interaction (Effect Modification)
  • Power and Sample Size
  • Screening, Validity and Reliability

At the completion of the curriculum, residents and students will be able to:

  • Calculate and interpret epidemiologic parameters 
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various study designs 
  • Design study protocols to examine diverse topics in clinical and health services research 
  • Critique published studies in terms of their research methodologies
  • Understand the implications of various methodological approaches for the internal and external validity of a study.

For More Information

If you would like to know more about research at Danbury Hospital please contact the Department of Medical Education and Research.