Health Research Fundamentals : Week 1 is live now!!

Dear Learners,

The video content for week 1 is made available early for viewing to get an idea about the content but the actual start date remains unchanged.

Happy viewing and learning!

-NPTEL 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 "Ask a Question" on the Ask a Question tab click join this group - 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 every time.

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 : REGISTER TODAY - CERTIFICATION EXAM FORM IS NOW OPEN!

Dear Learner, 

Here is the much-awaited announcement on registering for the March 2019 certification exam.
 
1.    The registration for the certification exam is open only to students who have enrolled in the course.

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

3.    Till the start date of the course, every Monday and Thursday at 5:00 PMwe will sync the enrollment data on the exam form. If you enroll in between, please wait till the nearest Tuesday/Friday 10:00 AM to register for the exam. Once the enrollment is closed, the enrollment data will be completely loaded and you can register any time.

4.    Date of exam: March 31, 2019  
•         Certification exam registration URL is: http://nptelonlinecourses.iitm.ac.in/
•         Choose an exam session: Forenoon: 9.00 AM -12.00 PM ; Afternoon: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
•         Choose from the Cities where exam will be conducted:  list of exam cities
5.    Exam fees:
•         If you register for exam and pay before Feb 18, 10:00 AM, Exam fees will be Rs. 1100/- per exam.
•         If you register for exam before Feb 18 10:00 AM and have not paid or register between Feb 18, 10:00 AM & Feb 22, 10:00 AM, Exam fees will be Rs. 1500/- per exam
 
6.    50% fee waiver for following categories:
•         Students belonging to the SC/ST category: please select Yes for the SC/ST option and upload the correct Community certificate
•         Students belonging to the PwD category with more than 40% disability: please select Yes for the option and upload the relevant Disability certificate.
 
7.    Last date for registration:  February 22, 2019 10.00 AM (Friday).
 
8.    Mode of payment:  Online payment - debit card/credit card/net banking or via SPOC of college (refer to guidelines for “Pay via SPOC” instructions)
 
9.    HALL TICKET: The hall ticket will be available for download tentatively in the mid of March 2019. We will confirm the same through an announcement once it is published.
 
10. 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 >= 50%
Please check the Announcements section of your course for further details on this. 
 
11. FOR CANDIDATES WHO WOULD LIKE TO WRITE MORE THAN 1 COURSE EXAM:- you can add or delete courses and pay separately – till the date when the exam form closes. Same day of exam – you can write exams for 2 courses in the 2 sessions. Same center will be allocated for both the sessions.
 
12. Data changes
 
Following are the data that can be changed once the form is submitted (Last date for data changes: 22 February 2019, 10:00 AM):
•        Data that can be changed in form by candidates themselves: Name, Date of birth, Address, Photo and signature
•        Data that can be changed by Email request to us : Course selected, shift, exam city. For changes in this email us at (noc@nptel.iitm.ac.in) giving your Application number, email id and name. 
•        No changes will be entertained in any details after February 22, 2019 – 10:00 AM.
 
13. LAST DATE FOR CANCELLING EXAMS and getting a refund: 22 FEBRUARY 2019 10:00 AM.

Thanks & Regards,
NPTEL TEAM


Health Research Fundamentals: Assignment 0 Released for self assessment

Welcome to NIeCer101: Health Research Fundamentals! We happy to release one assignment for you to get an idea about the contest(s). This may be particularly useful for first-time learners in this type of online courses. Please note that these assignment marks wont be counted towards the final score. 

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

  • Access course home page from the link:   https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc19_ge01
  • Login using the e-mail ID that was used to enroll for the course 
  • Clink on "Week 0" on the left side of the home page (below "Course outline") to see assignment.
  • You will be able to access "Assignment 0"
  • Remember actual course begins on 28th January 2019. Hence, you may have to wait to post your questions/clarifications only on/after 28th January 2019. Your questions/clarifications, if any, will be answered after 28th January 2019 onwards.
Wish you a happy learning experience!


- NIeCer Team 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

                     FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.When do lecture videos become available in the portal ?
   The course will begin on 28th January 2019. 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
   28th January 2019 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.1100), 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


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 be made subsequently. A form has to be filled and the certification exam has a fee (Rs. 1100), 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 NPTEL Online Course: Health Research Fundamentals

Dear student

Welcome to NPTEL Online Courses and Certification!

Thank you for signing up for our online course "Health Research Fundamentals ". We wish you an enjoyable and informative learning experience.

The course will begin on January 28th 2019. 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, the course instructor/TA will respond to your queries.
  •     If you have any questions regarding the exam, registration, hall tickets, results, queries related to the technical content in the lectures, any doubts in the assignments, etc can be posted in the forum section

Details regarding the course: 

Name of the course: Health Research Fundamentals 
Course duration : 8 weeks
  • Date of exams: March 31st 2019 (Sunday).
  • Time of Exams:: Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • 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.


- NPTEL team