Optimising the abstract and title

At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand:

  • Why abstracts of research papers must be accurate and clear
  • How to use international, evidence based guidelines on preparing abstracts for different study designs
  • How to report the PICO elements of a study in the abstract
  • How to write an informative, effective title for a research paper​.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

12 Jan 2016

Last updated

12 Jan 2016