Research & Audit – Learn from RCoA & AoRMC

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Last Update August 10, 2022
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Course Prerequisites

  • Please note that this course has the following prerequisites which must be completed before it can be accessed

About This Course

Research, Audit & Quality Improvement – Learn Online & Get Certification from RCoA & AoRMC

This multi-disciplinary programme is relevant to all healthcare professionals who are looking to improve their skills and knowledge of research, audit and quality improvement.

The e-learning is arranged into two modules:

Research and audit skills training

The first module, entitled Research and Audit Core Knowledge, helps you to develop skills in areas such as reviewing clinical papers, formulating a research proposal, conducting audits and clinical studies, and the regulatory framework. It provides an excellent foundation if you are considering a research or audit project.

Quality improvement training

The second module, entitled Perioperative Improvement Science and Management (PRISM-ed), explores key resources required to deliver quality improvements within healthcare.

Easy online access

The learning content is available online so you can fit the learning around your busy professional life. The programme has been developed by the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Learning Objectives

The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges
The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Health Education England

Target Audience

  • For all healthcare professionals and trainees


Research and Audit Core Knowledge

1. Epidemiology: Basic Principles 2. Meta-analysis and Evidence-based Medicine 3. Audit: Basic Principles 4. Searching the Journal Literature and Locating Papers 5. How to Review a Paper 6. Formulating and Writing a Research Proposal 7. The Regulatory Environment for Conducting Research within the NHS – Research Governance and Ethics 8. Designing a Randomized Controlled Trial: Basis Principles 9. Clinical Studies Part One: Cohort Studies and Measures of Association 10. Clinical Studies Part Two: Study Design 11. Systematic Reviews 12. Qualitative Research: Basic Principles

Perioperative Improvement Science and Management (PRISM-ed)

1. Introduction to Improvement Science 2. Systems 3. Process 4. Learning from Industry and Other Improvement Models 5. Measurement for QI 6. Human Factors 7. Reliability and Sustainability 8. Psychology of Improvement For a full list of all the modules and sessions for our programmes, please go to:

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