Look, we all know that 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 free 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.
Join Dr. F. Perry Wilson, a world-renowned Yale physician and clinical researcher in his new course “Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend is Wrong.”
By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools you need to determine if the scientific information you’re reading is trustworthy and, of course, whether or not your Facebook friend is wrong.