Biomedical Research Course

Biomedical Research Course

Scientific research is an integral part of the medical profession. Today is an age of evidence-based medicine, the incapacity of interpretation of scientific studies is incompatible with quality performance of the medical profession. The aim of the course is to make the basics of biomedical research available to doctors and doctoral students in the field of natural sciences. After completing the course, the participant should acquire the ability to understand the design of clinical studies as well as the necessary knowledge to design their own clinical study and basic research.


  • Senior researcher, International Laser Center, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Teacher, Institute of Pathological Physiology, Medical Faculty of the Comenius University; Executive editor of the Journal of Electrocardiology
  • Author of 156 scientific papers, 3484 citations, Hirsch index 23 (Scopus)
  • Reviewer and member of editorial boards of several scientific journals
  • Organizer of the International Research Interdisciplinary Schools (IRIS) since 2006, and of the RIS Alumni Club since 2019

The course content

  • Introduction to an Outcomes Research Study - Hypothesis, Literature search
  • Methods I: Study Population and Outcomes - Inclusion / Exclusion criteria, Study outcome
  • Methods II: Data Collection and Analysis - Study design, Baseline variables, Data collection
  • Research administration