Date and time

Mon, Apr 15, 2024 8:00 AM MDT




  • Course Registration – Alberta Resident: CA$300.00 + CA$20.83 Fee
  • Course Registration – Non-Alberta Resident: CA$1,500.00 + CA$98.85 Fee

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About this event

Spring 2024 Patient Engagement in Patient-Oriented Research Certificate

Engaging patients as research partners is fundamental to patient-oriented research. The Patient Engagement in Patient-Oriented Research Certificate course introduces key concepts, methods, and strategies for engaging patients as partners. As research team members, patient partners help to shape research questions, actively collaborate on health research studies, contribute to knowledge translation, and more. Course content was developed collaboratively by experts in patient-oriented research (POR) and patient engagement, including patient partners.

This certificate is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 23 hours.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Meaningfully engage patients as partners throughout their research initiative;
  • Apply the practices of reflexivity and evaluation in research;
  • Collaborate in POR that addresses health priorities that patients have identified; and
  • Undertake research that aims to improve health outcomes for patients.

By the end of this course, you will have created a patient engagement plan for a research project or research project idea that you bring with you to work on through this course.

This certificate course is part of the AbSPORU Leadership in Patient-Oriented Research Microcredential.

This course requires the completion of AbSPORU’s Introduction to Patient Engagement in Patient-Oriented Research Module.


Course Format and Workload Expectations

Delivered fully online over 10 weeks, this course offers live webinars led by POR and patient engagement experts, including patient partners. Asynchronous eLearning modules, readings, online discussion forums, and project-based assignments provide opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge you are learning, and to connect with others to share ideas and experiences. Plan to spend 3-4 hours on these course activities each week.


The Patient Engagement in Patient-Oriented Research course covers:

  • CIHR’s National Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)
  • Establishing Common Patient Engagement and Patient-Oriented Research Language
  • Patient Engagement Frameworks
  • Opportunities for Patient Partners, Roles, and Responsibilities
  • Patient Engagement Plans and Budgets
  • Patient Partner Compensation and Support
  • Ethical Considerations and Guidelines
  • Patient Partner Advisory Councils
  • Evaluating Patient Engagement Partnerships
  • Collaborating on Research Outputs

Synchronous Sessions

Attendance is mandatory during the final synchronous session on June 18th, 2024. Synchronous session schedule is subject to change.

  • April 16: 12pm to 1:30pm MT
  • April 30: 12pm to 1:30pm MT
  • May 28: 12pm to 1:30pm MT
  • June 4: 12pm to 1:30pm MT
  • June 18: 12pm to 1:30pm MT OR 2pm to 3:30pm

Patient Engagement in Patient-Oriented Research Certificate (Spring 2024)

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