Postgraduate Education in Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology

Research Methods

Why are knowledge and skills about designing, conducting and interpreting research so important for all health care professionals? Because research provides evidence for national and international guidelines and ultimately improves the quality of healthcare. In addition, this will help you design and conduct your own research to get an answer on your own questions. This online course provides you with the methodological and statistical skills to design, conduct, report and interpret research projects in the field of healthcare. Distance online learning is combined with a three-day intensive training at our campus. Due to the Corona-virus this three-day intensive training can also be followed online. 

In July 2020 we open this online course for international participants for the second time. This course, which is one of the building blocks that lead to a degree in MSc Radiation Oncology, will cover the knowledge and skills needed to appraise and undertake health-related research. Topics in this course are:

  • Developing a Research Question
  • Research methods for three main types of research
    • Quantitative
    • Qualitative
    • Systematic Review
  • Design
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analyses

Target group

The course is suitable for healthcare professionals with a bachelor’s degree or higher, who work or have affinity with the (para)medical field and who have preferably some knowledge of or experience with conducting research.

Organizers and teachers

The course director is Moniek van Klink. The teaching faculty consists of epidemiologists and experts in research methodology.

Further Information

For more information about the course please contact the course director: Moniek van Klink /  e-mail:

For all practical information, please contact the secretariat of the course: e-mail:  phone: +31-884 663 030


Course fee  € 3095,- (this includes the three day-intensive course)

JUL-2020 – MAR-2021, seven online sessions (3 July, 10 September, 1 Oct, 5 Nov, 28 Jan and 11 Mar

The three-day intensive training will be on 7, 8 and 9 December 

Studyload 280 hours

Qualitive Research Assignment

Quantative Research Assignment

Systematic Review Assignments

Venue Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Needed for online sessions

laptop with headset and webcam, broadband internet connection, (laptop should have a wired network connection)

Registration  registration form