Link to download Week 5 - Lecture Videos

Please click on the below link to download the lectures of the course, which is available in three different formats (flv, 3gp and mp4)
Click here to go download link

Click on the video tab and download the video files in the mirror links provided.


- NIeCer Team 


Week 4 Assignments Due Date – 23rd August 2017 (Wednesday)

Dear All,

This is gently remind that the deadline for submission of the following Quiz week 4 lectures is 11pm on 23rd August 2017 (Wednesday)

Assignment 10: Measurement of study variables 
Assignment 11: Sampling methods 
Assignment 12: Calculating sample size and power 

Kindly note that you cannot submit the assignments after the deadline.

- NIeCer Team


Feedback for week 4

Dear student

We are glad that you have Joined the NPTEL online certification course.

We are enclosing an online feedback form and would request you to spare some of your valuable time to input your observations for Week 4 contents. This is not mandatory but your esteemed input will help us in serving you better.

The link to give your feedback is :


We thank you for your valuable time and feedback.

Thanks & Regards,
NPTEL Team


Health Research Fundamentals: Answer keys for Week 3 Assignments released

The Answer keys for Week 3 Assignments [7 to 9] corresponding to Week 3 Lectures on "Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study - 2" have been now made available to you.

Please use the following steps to go through the Answer keys:

  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course 
  • Click on "Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study - 2" on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline")
  • Click on Answer keys for week 3 Assignments [7 to 9] and follow the link "click here"
  • The correct answers will be shown with underline and fold font.
Further, you can check your score for each of these assignments by clicking on the tab "progress" in home page.

- NIeCer Team 

Health Research Fundamentals Week 5 Videos Available

The 5th week’s video lectures corresponding to 'Planning a research study-1' have been released.  'Planning a research study-1has the following three lectures:

  1. Selection of study population  – Dr. P Ganeshkumar 
  2. Study plan and project management  – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale 
  3. Designing data collection tools – Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar  

Please use the following steps to go through the course materials:

  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06/preview
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course
  •  Click on  'Planning a research study-1' on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline") to see the list of lectures
  • Provide your valuable feedback after through the learning materials by following the link under SESSION FEEDBACK

Wish you a happy learning experience!

 - NIeCer Team


Health Research Fundamentals Week 5 Assignments released

  • The Quiz for the Week 5 Lectures is now available
  • The Quiz is of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type
  •  Each Lecture has 10 MCQs
  • The deadline for submission of Quiz is 11.00 pm on Wednesday, 30th August 2017
  • You may submit the quiz any number of times before the due date
  • The final submission will be considered for grading
  • Your score will be shown only after the deadline (i.e., after 30th August 2017)
  • Answers for the MCQs will be posted after the deadline (i.e., after 30th August 2017

Scoring Pattern:

Please remember that your final score on certificate will be calculated as follows:  

  • Every week, average assignment score will be calculated from the quiz scores of the particular week.
  • Best 6 averages out of 8 week's average score will be considered for calculating the final score.
  • Final Score = 25% of best 6 out of 8 weeks assignments + 75% exam score
        - NIeCer Team

Week 3 Assignments Due Date – 16th August 2017 (Wednesday)

Dear All,

This is gently remind that the deadline for submission of the following Quiz week 3 lectures is 11pm on 16th August 2017 (Wednesday).

Assignment 7: Experimental study designs: Clinical trials 
Assignment 8: Validity of epidemiological studies 
Assignment 9: Qualitative research methods: An overview

Kindly note that you cannot submit the assignments after the deadline.

- NIeCer Team


Link to download Week 4 - Lecture Videos

Please click on the below link to download the lectures of the course, which is available in three different formats (flv, 3gp and mp4)
Click here to go download link

Click on the video tab and download the video files in the mirror links provided.


- NIeCer Team 


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Health Research Fundamentals Week 4 Videos Available

The 4th week’s video lectures corresponding to 'Bio-statistical considerations in designing a research study' have been released.

 'Bio-statistical considerations in designing a research study' has the following three lectures:

  1. Measurement of study variable  – Dr. R Ramakrishnan 
  2. Sampling methods  – Dr. R Ramakrishnan 
  3. Calculating sample size and power – Dr. R Ramakrishnan  

Please use the following steps to go through the course materials:

  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06/preview
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course
  •  Click on ' 'Bio-statistical considerations in designing a research study'' on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline") to see the list of lectures
  • Provide your valuable feedback after through the learning materials by following the link under SESSION FEEDBACK

Wish you a happy learning experience!

 - NIeCer Team


Health Research Fundamentals: Answer keys for Week 2 Assignments released

The Answer keys for Week 2 Assignments [4 to 6] corresponding to Week 2 Lectures on "Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study - 1" have been now made available to you.

Please use the following steps to go through the Answer keys:

  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course 
  • Click on "Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study - 1" on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline")
  • Click on Answer keys for week 2 Assignments [4 to 6] and follow the link "click here"
  • The correct answers will be shown with underline and fold font.
Further, you can check your score for each of these assignments by clicking on the tab "progress" in home page.

- NIeCer Team 

Health Research Fundamentals Week 4 Assignments released

  • The Quiz for the Week 4 Lectures is now available
  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06/preview
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course
  • Click on 'Bio-statistical considerations in designing a research study'  on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline") to see the list of Assignments
  • The Quiz is of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type
  •  Each Lecture has 10 MCQs
  • The deadline for submission of Quiz is 11.00 pm on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
  • You may submit the quiz any number of times before the due date
  • The final submission will be considered for grading
  • Your score will be shown only after the deadline (i.e., after 23rd August 2017)
  • Answers for the MCQs will be posted after the deadline (i.e., after  23rd August 2017

Scoring Pattern:

Please remember that your final score on certificate will be calculated as follows:  

  • Every week, average assignment score will be calculated from the quiz scores of the particular week.
  • Best 6 averages out of 8 week's average score will be considered for calculating the final score.
  • Final Score = 25% of best 6 out of 8 weeks assignments + 75% exam score
        - NIeCer Team

Feedback for week 1 ,week 2 and Week 3

Dear student

We are glad that you have Joined the NPTEL online certification course.

We are enclosing an online feedback form and would request you to spare some of your valuable time to input your observations for Week 1,Week 2 and 3 contents. This is not mandatory but your esteemed input will help us in serving you better.

The link to give your feedback is :




We thank you for your valuable time and feedback.

Thanks & Regards,
NPTEL Team

Link to download Week 3 - Lecture Videos

Please click on the below link to download the lectures of the course, which is available in three different formats (flv, 3gp and mp4)
click here to go download link.

Click on the video tab and download the video files in the mirror links provided.


- NIeCer Team 


Week 2 Assignments Due Date – 9th August 2017 (Wednesday)

Dear All,

This is gently remind that the deadline for submission of the following Quiz week 2 lectures is 11pm on 9th August 2017 (Wednesday).

Assignment 4: Measures of disease frequency 
Assignment 5: Descriptive study designs 
Assignment 6:Analytical study designs 

Kindly note that you cannot submit the assignments after the deadline.

- NIeCer Team


Exam and Certificate Format

Dear student

The certification exam will be conducted at designated centres in the city chosen by you. You have to register for the exam by filling up the form, paying the exam fee and appear in person to get the certificate.

Register for the exam today at: http://nptelonlinecourses.iitm.ac.in/

Exam registration form closes on 23rd AUGUST 2017 10:00 AM (Wednesday).

For other details about exam registration, please check our previous announcement.

Type of exam: Computer based exam (Online)

Online:

You will have to appear at the allotted exam centre and produce your Hall ticket and Government Photo Identification Card(Example: Driving License,Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-ID with your Name, date of birth, photograph and signature) for verification and take the exam in person. You can find the allotted exam center details in the hall ticket.

The questions will be on the computer and the answers will have to be entered on the computer; type of questions may include multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks, essay type answers, etc

The hall ticket will be available for download tentatively around 10 -16th September 2017. We will notify the same through email.

FINAL CERTIFICATE:

The final score = 25% assignment score + 75% final certification exam score.

The final score will determine if you will/will not receive a certificate.

1. Final score < 40%: NO certificate
2. Final score between 40% -59%: Certificate of type "Successfully completing the course"
3. Final score between 60% -89%: Certificate with tag "Elite" printed at the top
4. Final score of 90% and above: Certificate with "Elite" tag and the gold medal printed on it.

Please click the link here for certificate format: http://nptelonlinecourses.iitm.ac.in/cert_preview/certificate_latest.pdf

-NPTEL Team


Health Research Fundamentals: Answer keys for Week 1 Assignments released

The Answer keys for Week 1 Assignments [1 to 3] corresponding to Week 1 Lectures on "Introduction to health research" have been now made available to you.

Please use the following steps to go through the Answer keys:

  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course 
  • Click on "Introduction to health research" on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline")
  • Click on Answer keys for week 1 Assignments [1 to 3] and follow the link "click here"
  • The correct answers will be shown with underline and fold font.
Further, you can check your score for each of these assignments by clicking on the tab "progress" in home page.

- NIeCer Team 

Week 1 Assignments Due Date – 7th August 2017 (Monday)

Dear All,

This is gently remind that the deadline for submission of the following Quiz week 1 lectures is 11pm on 7th August 2017 (Monday).

Assignment 1: Introduction to health research 
Assignment 2: Formulating research question, hypothesis and objectives 
Assignment 3: Literature review 

Kindly note that you cannot submit the assignments after the deadline.

- NIeCer Team


REGISTER TODAY - CERTIFICATION EXAM FORM IS NOW OPEN!

Dear Student:

Here is the much-awaited announcement on registering for the September 2017 certification exam. The registration for the certification exam is only open to students who have enrolled in the course.

Registration is open from 2nd AUGUST 2017 (Wednesday) until 23rd AUGUST 2017 10:00 AM (Wednesday).
The certification exam registration URL is: http://nptelonlinecourses.iitm.ac.in/

(If you want to register for the exam for this course, login here using the same email id used to enroll to the course)

Dates of exam: 24th September 2017(Sunday) [Forenoon-Shift 1/Afternoon Shift 2] (You can choose any one shift according to your convenience for writing the exam). You can register for a maximum of 2 course exams (same day of exam – 2 sessions. Same center will be allocated for both the sessions).

Exam Session time: Shift 1 - 9.00 AM -12.00 PM ; Shift 2 - 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
Examination Cities: The exam is to be conducted in several cities across India whose list is available on the registration form.
Click here to access the list of exam cities: http://nptel.ac.in/LocalChapter/Assets/spoc_refdocs/Sep%202017%20Exam%20Cities%20-%20Default+alternate%20cities.pdf

 Registration fees: Rs 1000/-
(Students belonging to the SC/ST category can avail a 50% fee waiver - please select Yes for the SC/ST option and upload the correct Community certificate)
Mode of payment:  Online payment - debit card/credit card/net banking.

HALL TICKET:

The hall ticket will be available for download tentatively between 10 -16th September 2017. We will confirm the same through an announcement once it is published.

Final score on certificate: 25% of assignment score + 75% of certification exam score.
Award of certificate:  Hard and soft copy of Certificate will be awarded only to those candidates who register for the exam, attend the certificate examination and whose Final score greater than or equal to 50%

The final score, assignment score and exam score will be printed on the certificate. The certificate will also have a link to the NPTEL website (http://nptel.ac.in/noc), where on logging in, your scores and e-certificate will be available for verification  (Appropriate announcements will be made). Please do regularly submit assignments to get a good final score.

IMPORTANT NOTES

1) FOR CANDIDATES WHO WOULD LIKE TO WRITE MORE THAN 1 COURSE EXAM:- Once the registration form is submitted after payment, no changes like adding or removing the chosen course, exam shift, city is possible. So, if you are choosing to write 2 course exams, please choose suitably and make the payment for both courses at the same time. It is not possible to pay later for the second course. Once the payment is made, only basic details will be editable.


2) FOR CANDIDATES WHO ARE PAYING VIA THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF YOUR COLLEGE:-
There are 2 modes of operation:

Option 1

1. You will pay fees to your SPOC.
2. Your SPOC will pay the fees to NPTEL on your behalf and also will provide us all details including photo, signature.
3. We will populate all the fields in the exam form.
4. Your responsibility will be to come to the exam form and verify that the details in the exam form are correct.

Option 2
1. In the exam form, you will fill all the details and also upload photo, signature.
2. Ensure that you had selected your college name correctly from the drop-down list in the form.
3. Payment of exam fees - click on the tab - 'PAY VIA SPOC'.
The SPOC has to now confirm to NPTEL that he/she will pay fees on your behalf.
If the SPOC says NO, you will be intimated via email.
Then it becomes your responsibility to come back to the exam form and make the payment.
If you do not pay the exam fees within the prescribed time, you will not be able to write the exam.

After submitting the form, in case you wish to change the name, date of birth, address, photo and signature.  Please login to http://nptelonlinecourses.iitm.ac.in/edit_details.php and make the changes till August  23, 2017.

The following data initially submitted cannot be changed –email id, course selected, shift, exam city, SC/ST. For changes in this email us at nptel@iitm.ac.in giving your Application number, email id and name. No changes will be entertained in these details after August  23 2017.


Thanks & Regards,
NPTEL TEAM


Health Research Fundamentals Week 3 Videos Available

The 3rd week’s video lectures corresponding to 'Epidemiology considerations in designing a research study - 2' have been released.

Epidemiology considerations in designing a research study - 2has the following three lectures:

  1. Experimental study designs: Clinical trials  – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale 
  2. Validity of epidemiological studies  – Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar 
  3. Qualitative research methods: An overview – Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar  

Please use the following steps to go through the course materials:

  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06/preview
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course
  •  Click on 'Epidemiology considerations in designing a research study - 2' on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline") to see the list of lectures
  • Provide your valuable feedback after through the learning materials by following the link under SESSION FEEDBACK

Wish you a happy learning experience!

 - NIeCer Team


Link to download Week 2 - Lecture Videos

Please click on the below link to download the lectures of the course, which is available in three different formats (flv, 3gp and mp4)
Click here to go download link 

Click on the video tab and download the video files in the mirror links provided.


- NIeCer Team 


Health Research Fundamentals Week 3 Assignments released

  • The Quiz for the Week 3 Lectures is now available
  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06/preview
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course
  •  Click on 'Epidemiology considerations in designing a research study - 2' on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline") to see the list of Assignments
  • The Quiz is of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type
  •  Each Lecture has 10 MCQs
  • The deadline for submission of Quiz is 11.00 pm on Wednesday, 16th August 2017
  • You may submit the quiz any number of times before the due date
  • The final submission will be considered for grading
  • Your score will be shown only after the deadline (i.e., after  16th August 2017)
  • Answers for the MCQs will be posted after the deadline (i.e., after  16th August 2017

Scoring Pattern:

Please remember that your final score on certificate will be calculated as follows:  

  • Every week, average assignment score will be calculated from the quiz scores of the particular week.
  • Best 6 averages out of 8 week's average score will be considered for calculating the final score.
  • Final Score = 25% of best 6 out of 8 weeks assignments + 75% exam score
        - NIeCer Team

Link to download Week 1 - Lecture Videos

Please click on the below link to download the lectures of the course, which is available in three different formats (flv, 3gp and mp4)
Click here to go download link.

Click on the video tab and download the video files in the mirror links provided.


- NIeCer Team 


Health Research Fundamentals Week 2 Assignments released

  • The Quiz for the Week 2 Lectures is now available
  • The Quiz is of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type
  •  Each Lecture has 10 MCQs
  • The deadline for submission of Quiz is 11.00 pm on Wednesday, 9th August 2017
  • You may submit the quiz any number of times before the due date
  • The final submission will be considered for grading
  • Your score will be shown only after the deadline (i.e., after  9th August 2017)
  • Answers for the MCQs will be posted after the deadline (i.e., after  9th August 2017

Scoring Pattern:

Please remember that your final score on certificate will be calculated as follows:  

  • Every week, average assignment score will be calculated from the quiz scores of the particular week.
  • Best 6 averages out of 8 week's average score will be considered for calculating the final score.
  • Final Score = 25% of best 6 out of 8 weeks assignments + 75% exam score
        - NIeCer Team

Health Research Fundamentals Week 2 Videos Available

The 2nd week’s video lectures corresponding to 'Epidemiology considerations in designing a research study - 1' have been released.

Epidemiology considerations in designing a research study - 1has the following three lectures:

  1. Measures of disease frequency  – Dr. R Ramakrishnan 
  2. Descriptive study designs  – Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur
  3. Analytical study designs – Dr. Manoj Murhekar 

Please use the following steps to go through the course materials:

  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06/preview
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course
  •  Click on 'Epidemiology considerations in designing a research study - 1' on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline") to see the list of lectures
  • Provide your valuable feedback after through the learning materials by following the link under SESSION FEEDBACK

Wish you a happy learning experience!

 - NIeCer Team


Health Research Fundamentals Week 1 Videos Available

The 1st week’s video lectures corresponding to 'Conceptualizing a research study' have been released.

‘Conceptualizing a research study' has the following three lectures:

  1. Introduction to health research  – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
  2. Formulating research question, hypothesis&objectives  – Dr. P Manickam
  3. Literature review – Dr. Ganeshkumar

Please use the following steps to go through the course materials:

  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06/preview
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course
  •  Click on ' Conceptualizing a research study ' on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline") to see the list of lectures
  • Provide your valuable feedback after through the learning materials by following the link under SESSION FEEDBACK

Wish you a happy learning experience!

 - NIeCer Team


Health Research Fundamentals Week 1 Assignments released

  • The Quiz for the Week 1 Lectures is now available
  • The Quiz is of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type
  •  Each Lecture has 10 MCQs
  • The deadline for submission of Quiz is 11.00 pm on Monday, 7th August 2017
  • You may submit the quiz any number of times before the due date
  • The final submission will be considered for grading
  • Your score will be shown only after the deadline (i.e., after  7th August 2017)
  • Answers for the MCQs will be posted after the deadline (i.e., after  7th August 2017) 

Scoring Pattern:

Please remember that your final score on certificate will be calculated as follows:  

  • Every week, average assignment score will be calculated from the quiz scores of the particular week.
  • Best 6 averages out of 8 week's average score will be considered for calculating the final score.
  • Final Score = 25% of best 6 out of 8 weeks assignments + 75% exam score
        - NIeCer Team

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

                     FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.When do lecture videos become available in the portal ?
   The course will begin on 24 July 2017. The lecture videos, any extra reading material/resources and assignment details of a 
   particular week will be released in the portal on start of every week. for example, videos and materials of week 1 will be available from
   24 July, 2017 onwards. you can access it from left panel of the course home page.

   please watch the lectures, follow the course regularly and submit all assignments before the due date.

2. How long the videos and reference materials of a week will be available online?
    The lecture videos and reference materials that are being released on a weekly basis will be available in the portal throughout the
    course duration.

3. Will we receive any alerts regarding the release of the contents in the portal? 
    Yes. You will get an email alert through the discussion forum as and when the course materials are released.

4. How do i join the discussion forum?
    Please login into the course. Then click forum tab and Please click "Join this group" to become a member of the discussion forum. 
    You will receive notifications through this forum.

    Here itself you can choose anyone of the given options (Don't send e-mail updates, send daily summaries, send combined updates (25 messages per mail), Notify me for every new message) to setup how you wish to receive messages from this forum.  

    All academic discussions, including queries for various aspects of the course etc. will also be taking place in this Forum. Hence, 
    we suggest not unsubscribing to the Discussion Forum.

5. What is the purpose of the ANNOUNCEMENT section available in the course home page?
    It will only have messages from course instructors and teaching assistants - regarding the lessons, assignments, exam registration,
    hall tickets etc.

6. What is the purpose of the FORUM available in the course home page?
  •  This is for everyone to ask questions and interact.
  •  If you have any questions regarding the technical contents in the lectures,any doubts in the assignments or any question related to the exam,registration,hall tickets,results, etc, kindly write about this in the FORUM and NIeCer Team will respond to it.
  •  Your queries will be answered within 48 hours of posting.
  •  Please use this well and participate to benefit form the course.
  •  For the FORUM we have created a catalogue of Do's and Don'ts and posted separately.  Kindly refer to the same for more information regarding FORUM.

7. How can I discuss and ask queries about a particular video lecture topic?

    For every video lecture, a separate Query thread will be available under the discussion forum. You can raise questions and clarify your
    doubts under that particular thread.  Please keep in mind before posting any queries related to a topic, confirm you are posting in
    that particular Query thread maintained for that topic in the discussion forum. Posting in different thread may bring confusions and addressing
    the queries will be delayed.

8. Can I know more details about Assignments?
  •  Assignments of this course are of MCQs types.
  •  Every lecture will be followed by a 10 MCQs quiz.
  •  Due date for submission of answers for every lecture will be announced (TEN days from the date of posting of assignment)
  •  Solutions submitted before the due date will only be considered.
  •  You are free to attempt to answer any number of times before the due date.
  •  The last attempt will be taken as your final submission for grading purpose.
  •  The quiz will be graded and these marks used for your final assessment.
  •  Please do not post answers in the FORUM. TAs from NIeCer Team will provide answers for MCQs after the due date for submission is  over.
  • Any queries about the assignments will be answered as long as they are not directed to obtain/reveal answers for MCQs.

9. Can i get more details regarding the Examination?
    We offer two options before you.
    Option 1: Course completion WITH certification at the end of the course
    Option 2: Course completion WITHOUT certification

    Option 1: Course completion WITH certification at the end of the course
    Certificate will be issued by NIE-ICMR and NPTEL to those who are successful in a final certification exam at the end of the course.

    The certification exam will be conducted by us at the end of the course and the announcement about the registration for the 
    exam will be made subsequently.

    A form has to be filled and the certification exam has a fee (Rs.1000), which needs to be paid at the time of registration.

    Exams will be held online at designated centres in selected cities of India. The location of examination centres will depend on the number
    of participants registering for the exam from a particular city. Final list of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.

   Option 2: Course completion WITHOUT certification
   If you are not interested in a certificate and just want to learn/refresh yourself about health research methods, you do not need to register
   for the exam.
   However, you will continue to have access to the course contents until the end of the course duration.

10. Whether a person residing outside India can give the exam?
      NPTEL conducts the final certification exam as a proctored exam where the candidate has to come in person to a centre in one of the 
      cities listed in India and attend the exam. we do not have a process in place to conduct proctored exam for candidates outside India.
      Hence, the students residing outside India can enroll and study these courses - but obtaining the certificate is not a possibility currently.

 
     - NIeCer Team

31st July 2017 - Extended Date of enrollment to NIeCer 101: Health Research Fundamentals

Dear All,

We wish to inform that the date for registration to our online course NIeCer 101: Health Research Fundamentals is extended till 31st July 5PM .

Kindly intimate & encourage any of your interested friends to join the course.

- NIeCer Team


Subscribe to forum by email

The discussion forum by default does not subscribe members to the google groups, enabling communication by email.
There is a button called "Join group" on the Forum tab - which will subscribe you to the forum by email.
The advantage is that questions asked on the forum will be delivered to your inbox and your reply can be done through email, which will get posted on the forum, instead of logging into the portal everytime.

There is also the subscribe by "Digest" option (go to google groups->choose this forum group -> Manage -> All members -> choose your id -> Actions ->Change delivery setting).
This will group the posts and send single email.

- NIeCer Team

Health Research Fundamentals Week 1; First lecture Video Available

Welcome to NIeCer101: Health Research Fundamentals! We happy to release one introductory video for you to get an idea about the content(s). This may be particularly useful for first-time learners in this type of online courses. 

Accordingly, we are release 1st week’s video lecture corresponding to 'Conceptualizing a research study' :
Introduction to health research  – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale

Please use the following steps to go through the course materials:

  • Access course home page from the link: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06/preview
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course
  • Click on ' Conceptualizing a research study ' on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline") to see the list of lectures. You will be able to access  "Introduction to health research  – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale"
  • Remember actual course begins on 24 Jul. Hence, you may have to wait to post your questions/clarifications only on/after 24 Jul. Your questions/clarifications, if any, will be answered after 24 Jul onwards.
  • Provide your valuable feedback after through the learning materials by following the link under SESSION FEEDBACK
Wish you a happy learning experience!

 - NIeCer Team


Expectations about NIeCer 101: Health Research Fundamentals

Dear Friends,

We thank you for joining online course NIeCer 101: Health Research Fundamentals. As you are getting ready to learn, we are eager to hear about your expectation and feelings about this course and any experience with online courses.

We request you to kindly post your responses before the course starts on 24th July 2017.

Kindly note: Those who have responded should not fill-up again.

Please follow this link to post your responses: https://goo.gl/forms/9kPqiUFpDNx0K5cI2


Certification Exam

Dear Friends,


We offer two options before you. 

Option 1:
 Course completion WITH certification at the end of the course
Option 2: Course completion WITHOUT certification

Option 1: Course completion WITH certification at the end of the course
You may be interested in obtaining a course certificate for NIeCer 101: Health Research Fundamentals. Certificate will be issued by NIE-ICMR and NPTEL to those who are successful in a final certification exam at the end of the course. 

The certification exam will be conducted by us at the end of the course and the announcement about the registration for the exam will bemade subsequently. A form has to be filled and the certification exam has a fee (Rs. 1000), which needs to be paid at the time of registration. 

Exams will be held online at designated centres in selected cities of India. The location of examination centres will depend on the number of participants registering for the exam from a particular city. We will keep you informed about the same.

Option 2: Course completion WITHOUT certification
If you are not interested in a certificate and just want to learn/refresh yourself about health research methods, you do not need to register for the exam. However, you will continue to have access to the course contents until the end of the course duration.

Happy learning!!

- NIeCer team


Welcome to Health Research Fundamentals

Dear Candidate,

Welcome to NPTEL Online Courses and Certification!

Thank you for signing up for NIE-ICMR online course "NIeCer101: Health Research Fundamentals". We wish you an enjoyable and informative learning experience.

The course will begin on July 24, 2017. When content is released on the portal, you will get an email alerting you. Please watch the lectures, follow the course regularly and submit all assessments and assignments before the due date. Your regular participation is vital for learning.

We will open registration for the exam soon. A form has to be filled and the certification exam has a fee, which needs to be paid at the time of registration. Everyone who has signed-up for the course, including those who do not register for the exam, will continue to have access to the course contents.

There are two sections on the portal apart from the course content and assignment sections:

•    The announcement list which will only have messages from course instructors and teaching assistants - regarding the lessons, assignments, exam registration, hall tickets etc. 
   
•    The discussion forum which is for everyone to ask questions and interact - If you have any questions regarding the technical content in the lectures, any doubts in the assignments or any question related to the exam, registration, hall tickets, results, etc, kindly write about this in the forum and the course instructor/TA will respond to it. Please use this well and participate to benefit from the course.

Details regarding the course: 

Name of the course: Health Research Fundamentals
Course url: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06
Course duration : 08 weeks
Start date and end date of course: 24 July 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Date of exam  :
 
24 September 2017
Time of exam : Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
Exam registration url - Will be announced shortly

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NIeCer Course Faculty