Welcome to the IWK Health Centre Research is key to achieving the best results in health care. Staff, trainees, and physicians in health centres across Canada are looking to increase their own research literacy and skills. An online, interactive learning opportunity, targeted at health care professionals is needed. creo™ was created to fill this need. Our goal is to build research capacity and promote a culture of research in health care education and practice. VIDEO Accessible, interactive and immediately relevant by design, creo™ builds research capacity among healthcare professionals and trainees by providing research design and methodology training wherever it is needed, whenever it is needed. The creo™ platform is engaging and easy to navigate, providing the learner with explicit learning objectives across a range of research design and methodology topics. Activities, discussion boards, relevant cases, self-assessment and expert feedback build research capacity in a way that is immediately applicable and meaningful to the learner. The instructional design is guided by learning theory, needs assessments, and evidence. Key features include: • Engaging and easy to navigate, with explicit learning objectives for each session. • Activities are designed to integrate content with users’ personal interests. • Discussion boards connect learners with each other and with experts. • Links are provided to current and best evidence, as well as external sites to continue learning and “dig deeper” when interested. • Cases include clinical problems and concrete examples to make lessons applicable. • Assesses learning through formative and summative assessment strategies. • Reports can be generated to document time spent in creo, broken down by session. • A library saves all work completed in the system – this can help you reflect on what you have learned as well as provide evidence of work for accountability purposes. creo™ is designed for health care professionals and trainees wanting to increase their health research literacy and basic skills to engage meaningfully in and contribute to a culture of evidence based practice. You need creo™ if you have the goal to learn about: • Critical appraisal of journal articles • Developing and refining research questions • Research methods and design considerations in health research • Tests and Measures • Statistics • Qualitative Research Design • Grantsmanship • Knowledge Translation Please log in here....... Please sign up............. NOTE : This course is FREE for IWK staff, IWK MDSS, NSHA staff, and NSHA MDSS. If you do not fit this criteria for access, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a site license. Group rates can be negotiated. Alternatively, HealthcareCan also delivers creo™ through their online course offerings. You can learn more about this option at: These are some useful online resources for health researchers and trainees. Webulators (web-based calculators) : OpenEpi , Open Source Epidemiologic Statistics for Public Health. Cohen’s seminal paper , A Power Primer (includes a generic table of recommended sample size for common analyses). Systematic Reviews: Knowledge Translation : Research-Related Social Networking : www.creohealtheducation.ca Copyright © 2014 - IWK Health Centre, NS. All rights reserved.