January 14, 2019

Patient-Oriented Research Training and Learning – Primary Health Care (PORTL-PHC) Online Modules

Purpose of Program: Free online training program to build capacity among Patients, Clinicians, Policy Makers, and Researchers in the conduct and use of patient-oriented primary health care research. 

By engaging in this training program, participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the major topics and issues experienced by patients in primary health care
  • Gain knowledge of approaches to identifying patient priorities in primary health care
  • Understand methods of how to engage and be engaged in research, and how to listen to patient voices
  • Develop appropriate skills for engagement in patient-oriented research
  • Actively apply patient-oriented research skills and knowledge in the learner’s own context

Program Overview:

1A. Patient Priorities and Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care

  • Objective: To develop an understanding of the experiences of primary health care patients

1B. How to Identify Patient Priorities for Primary Health Care Research

  • Objective: To gain knowledge of approaches to identifying patient priorities for research in primary health care

2. Methods and Examples of Patient Engagement in Primary Health Care Research

  • Objective: To understand methods of how to engage and be engaged in patient-oriented research, and how to listen to patient voices

3. Skills Development in Patient Engagement and Patient-Oriented Research

  • Objective: To develop knowledge and skills in conducting / participating in / or using patient-oriented research, and an outlook that supports effective patient engagement

4. Applying Patient-Oriented Research in the Learner’s Own Context

  • Objective: To actively apply patient-oriented research skills and knowledge in the learners’ own context

Cost of Program: Free

Time Commitment: 1 hour / module (estimated) *A Certificate of Completion will be provided at end.

Program Format: Self-directed online learning. You will receive a password for the site and can log-in to participate in the training program at your own pace 24/7 – take as long or fast to complete as you wish!

PORTL-PHC is an Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit-funded initiative and was developed with the support of INSPIRE-PHC, CRaNHR and the Patient Engagement Resource Centre.

The PORTL-PHC training program is hosted on the OWL online platform housed at Western University.

If you wish to take part in the program, please sign-up by contacting Rob Van Hoorn, Program Coordinator for PORTL-PHC at rvanhoo@uwo.ca to get started.