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NPTEL

Health research fundamentals

NPTEL and National Institute of Epidemiology via YouTube

Syllabus

Introduction to Health Research.
Formulating research question, hypothesis and objectives.
Literature review.
Measurement of disease frequency.
Descriptive study designs.
Analytical study designs.
Experimental study designs: Clinical trials.
Validity of epidemiological studies.
Qualitative research methods: An overview.
Measurement of study variables.
Sampling methods.
Calculating sample size and power.
Selection of study population.
Study plan and project management.
Designing data collection tools.
Principles of data collection.
Data management.
Overview of data analysis.
Ethical framework for health research.
Conducting clinical trials.
Preparing a concept paper for research projects.
Elements of a protocol for research studies.

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