Although there is scientific peer review information freely available on the internet, this short course will help participants to navigate the processes in reviewing scientific papers. This short course has several short quizzes to test newly acquired information and skills; opportunities to review two manuscripts, once with guiding questions and once without any guidance; a chance to see what others have commented on in reviews and finally a personal reflection on future training needs as a peer reviewer. Key resources are also provided as participants start their scholarly pursuit as a peer reviewer.
Participants in possession of a degree or advanced diploma who wish to become a peer reviewer or those who wish to further develop their reviewing skills.
At the end of this course learners should be able to:
This is an eLearning course consisting of self-study and assessment.
Participants will be guided through this course by working through the information provided and the links to videos and other learning resources. Participants will also be provided with the necessary resources to assist their learning and deepen their understanding by answering the following questions:
In this short course you will have several opportunities to be assessed which include scientific peer reviews, quizzes, and written reflections.
Accredited according to HCPSA's Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 30 Ethical CEU's on Level 2.
A mark of 70% or higher is required to qualify for CPD certification.
FPD will award successful participants with a certificate of completion should they successfully complete the assessment process.