Postgraduate Education in Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology

Research Methods

Research is an essential part of healthcare. It provides evidence for national and international guidelines and ultimately improves the quality of healthcare. This full semester online course provides you with the methodological and statistical skills to design, conduct and report research projects in the field of healthcare. Distance online learning is combined with a three-day intensive training at our campus. 


In September 2019 we open this online course for international participants for the first 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:

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

Due to the fact we open this course for the first time for international participants, the number of participants is restricted. When you want to enroll in this first edition of the course, please send an e-mail to the course director Thom Roding.

In the second semester of the academic year, we will most certainly run the second mandatory courses leading to the degree in MSc Radiation Oncology for healthcare professionals “Ethics, Philosophy, and Sociology in healthcare”. 

Target group

The course is suitable for healthcare professionals with a bachelor’s degree or higher and who have preferably some experience in conducting research.

Organizers and teachers

The course director is Ineke Stolte. The teaching faculty consists of epidemiologists and experts in research methodology.

Further Information

For more information about the course please contact the course director: Thom Roding /  e-mail: Thom Roding 

For all practical information, including accommodation and public transport from Amsterdam railway station and airport to the course venue, please contact the secretariat of the course: e-mail: /  phone: +31-884 663 030

Course fee  TBC  approx € 3100,- (this includes the three day-intensive course)
Duration JUL-2020 – FEB-2021, seven online sessions + the three-day intensive course in December 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed)
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