Cambridge Health Alliance Seminars

Research Methods for Health Professionals: An Introductory Course

The Division on Addiction offers a special one-day course that will provide an introduction to research methods for health professionals. The course faculty specializes in research on addiction and will present examples and case studies from this standpoint, but lessons learned will be relevant across health care fields. This course will provide an understanding of research methodology necessary for participants wishing to supplement their clinical activities with research. It will also give students the tools to become critical consumers of research, a first step toward integrating evidence-based medicine into practice. (Click here for more information).

Research Methods for the Social Sciences: An Introductory Course

The Division on Addiction last offered a seminar titled “Research Methods for the Social Sciences: An Introductory Course” through Cambridge Health Alliance’s Department of Psychiatry. This course, which ran Tuesdays, January 19th through March 23rd, 2010, provided an introduction to research methodology in the social sciences, presented within the context of the addictions. The course was tailored to the participants, providing hands-on feedback for participants attempting to design their own research and/or providing an understanding of research methodology necessary for participants wishing to become critical consumers of research. (Click here for more information).

Special Topics in Addiction

The Division on Addiction last offered a special course that covered the latest empirical research related to addiction in 2008. Using a new model of addiction (i.e., addiction syndrome) as the framework, the course covered topics related to both chemical (e.g., alcohol) and behavioral (e.g., gambling) objects of addiction. (Click here for more information).