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 course gives an introduction to the methodological and statistical skills needed to design, conduct, report and interpret quantitative, qualitative and systematic literature research in the field of healthcare. Self study is combined with meetings that can either be followed online or at our campus and a two-day intensive training at our campus. Due to COVID-19 this two-day intensive training can also be followed online. 

In July 2021 we open this course for international participants for the third time. This course, which is one of the building blocks leading 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
  • Academic writing

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: phone +31-6 21115582

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


Course fee  € 3275,- (this includes the two-day intensive course at our campus,
but not the travel and accommodation costs)

JUL-2022 – MAR-2023, online kick-off (30 Jun for early registrants
13.30-15.00/ 16 Aug for late registrants 15.30-17.00)
and seven meetings on Tuesdays
(30 Aug, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 6 Dec, 7 Feb, 7 Mar);
can either be followed online or at our campus

The two-day intensive training will be on Monday 12
and Tuesday 13 December 2022 at the Haarlem campus

Studyload 280 hours

Qualitative Research Assignment
Quantitative Research Assignment
Systematic Literature Review Assignment

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