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Online Course

Health Research Fundamentals

National Institute of Epidemiology and NPTEL via Swayam

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Found in Health Care
  • Provider Swayam
  • Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-3
  • Duration 8 weeks long
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Overview

National Institute of Epidemiology [NIE], Indian Council of Medical Research [ICMR] is offering online programmes on conduct of human bio-medical research. The programme will be offered as NIE-ICMR e-Certificate – NIeCer - Courses. The first in this series, NIeCer 101:Health Research Fundamentals, is a basic level course in health research methods. It will explain the fundamental concepts in epidemiology and bio-statistics related to research methods. This course will provide an overview of steps and principles for designing bio-medical and health research studies among human participants. We expect this course to be useful for individuals interested in pursuing health research in the roles of study investigators, clinical/public health researchers (physicians, counselors, research associates, social scientists, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, data and quality managers etc.), scientists, ethics committee members and project managers.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any current or potential health researcher
PRE-REQUISITES : Undergraduate students in medical/dental/nursing/AYUSH streamsGraduate in any discipline
INSTITUTIONS SUPPORT : Government/ private sector, public health service institutions/ agencies, Post graduate institutions in biomedical and allied sciences, Medical colleges/ Universities, NGOs engaged in health research, Clinical research organizations, Pharma companies and marketing research organizations

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Conceptualizing a research study
Introduction to health research – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Formulating research question, hypothesis and objectives – Dr. P Manickam
Literature review – Dr. P Ganeshkumar
Week 2: Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study (1/2)
Measures of disease frequency - Dr. R Ramakrishnan
Descriptive study designs - Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur
Analytical study designs - Dr. Manoj Murhekar
Week 3: Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study (2/2)
Experimental study designs: Clinical trials - Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Validity of epidemiological studies - Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar
Qualitative research methods: An overview - Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar
Week 4: Bio-statistical considerations in designing a research study
Measurement of study variables – Dr. R Ramakrishnan
Sampling methods – Dr. R Ramakrishnan
Calculating sample size and power – Dr. R Ramakrishnan
Week 5: Planning a research study (1/2)
Selection of study population – Dr. P Ganeshkumar
Study plan and project management – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Designing data collection tools – Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar
Week 6: Planning a research study (2/2)
Principles of data collection – Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur
Data management – Dr. P Manickam
Overview of data analysis - Dr. P Manickam
Week 7: Conducting a research study
Ethical framework for health research – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Conducting clinical trials - Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Week 8: Writing a research protocol
Preparing a concept paper for research projects – Dr. P Manickam
Elements of a protocol for research studies – Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar

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