ABOUT THE COURSE
*The exam is optional for a fee. (Exams will be on 24 Sep 2017).
*Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
*Anyone shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
*Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
*The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
*Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
*25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 6 out of 8 assignments.
*E-certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 50% final score. Certificate will have your name ,photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.
*It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
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