Introduction to Research Design

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Course Director(s):

Samuel Spadone, D.P.M., Instructor



This course will introduce the podiatric medical student to research design and methodology.

At the completion of this course a student will have the fundamental skills to address the issue of research design validity. Specifically each student will be able to:

  • Properly apply the scientific method.
  • Design a fundamental research project.
  • Critique Medical and/or Research Literature


The modern day clinician must keep abreast of a rapidly changing medical state-of-the-art. Students and podiatrists must minimally be capable of digesting the medical and/or scientific literature to maintain their continuing education. Furthermore, the student and podiatrist who desires to contribute to this literature must have knowledge and understanding of research design and methodology.