Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend is Wrong

News articles promoting bad science are shared via social media every day. These articles can go on to harm, frighten, or give false hope to vulnerable members of our communities. The best way to combat the dissemination of bad science is to educate yourself and call it out when you see it.

This course, designed for everyone, will give you the tools necessary to go beyond news articles and interpret the medical research for yourself. It’s filled with anecdotes, skits, animations, and real-world examples to clarify concepts and guide you through the different parts of a research paper.

Stick with it and by course’s end, you’ll understand, in a way you never have before, how medical research works, what research is trustworthy, and of course, when your Facebook Friend is wrong.

We hope you’ll join.