About This Course

This 60-minute, free-to-access course will guide students through the process of creating a plain language summary (PLS) to accompany their research paper. Plain language summaries are becoming frequently used to help non-specialists - such as patients and general practitioners - quickly understand the key messages of a biomedical research paper.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • define what a PLS is.

  • list the reasons why PLS are important.

  • write a clear, easily understandable PLS.

  • organize quality check and review of their PLS.

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction

    2. Navigation (if needed)

    1. How to write a PLS

    1. How to review a PLS

    1. How to circulate a PLS

    1. Summary

    2. Resources

About this course

  • Free
  • 7 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content