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Basic course in Biomedical Research- Cycle 2

By Multifaculty   |   ICMR - National Institute of Epidemiology
In order to improve the research skills of Indian medical postgraduate (PG) students and teachers in medical institutions, the Board of Governors (BoG) in supersession of Medical Council of India (MCI) has recommended a uniform research methodology course across the country.  The online course, “Basic Course in Biomedical Research”, will be offered by ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR-NIE), Chennai (www.nie.gov.in). 

The course will explain fundamental concepts in research methodology. The course includes 23 Lectures covering conceptualization of a research study, epidemiological and bio-statistical considerations in designing a research study, planning and conducting a research study, writing a research protocol and publication ethics. The learning materials will include video lectures, presentation slides, reading materials and assignments.


INTENDED AUDIENCE: 
Medical Postgraduate (MD, MS, Diploma, MPH) of academic year 01 July 2019 onward) 
Teachers in Medical institutions


INDUSTRY SUPPORT: 
Course approved by Board of Governors - in supersession of Medical Council of India, for medical postgraduates and teachers in medical institutions of India



Learners enrolled: 49858

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration :
Start Date : 01 Mar 2020
End Date : 30 Jun 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 01 Jun 2020
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Level : Postgraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT



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    Lectures 

            Conceptualizing a research study
    1 Introduction to health research (What is research, justification for undertaking a research study, types of research)
    2 Formulating research question, hypothesis and objectives
    3      Literature review
    Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study
    4 Measures of disease frequency
    5 Descriptive study designs (Case reports/series, Ecological study, Cross-sectional study)
    6 Analytical study designs (Cohort, Case-control)
    7 Experimental study designs (RCT, Quasi-exp)
    8 Validity of epidemiological studies
    9 Qualitative research methods: An overview 
    Bio-statistical considerations in designing a research study 
    10 Measurement of study variables (Types of data, Descriptive statistics)
    11 Sampling methods
    12 Calculating sample size and power
    Planning a research study
    13 Selection of study population (inclusion/exclusion criteria)
    14 Study plan and project management
    15 Designing data collection tools
    16 Principles of data collection
    17    Data management
    18 Overview of data analysis
    Ethical issues in conducting a research study
    19 Ethical framework for health research
    20 Conducting clinical trials
    Writing a research protocol
    21 Preparing a concept paper for research projects
    22 Elements of a protocol for research studies
    23 Publication ethics


    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Reading materials will be available for each topic

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Multifaculty

    ICMR - National Institute of Epidemiology
    All the instructors are faculty members for the public health/epidemiology/research methods training programmes at the ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India. ICMR-NIE offers two-year Masters’ level programmes in Public Health and Bio-statistics. Further, ICMR-NIE conducts Ph.D., and various short-term training programmes in public health/epidemiology and biostatistics. Besides teaching, the faculty members have been conducting epidemiological/public health research. For more details <www.nie.gov.in>

    Academic coordinators:

    S.A. Rizwan, MD.,
    Sirshendu Chaudhuri, MD., DPH,
    Ditipriya Bhar, MD.,
    E. Rajalakshmi, M.D(S), M.Sc (Epid)
    Upasana Sharma, MPH.,
    Vijayageetha M., MD., DNB.,

    TEACHING ASSISTANTS

    D. Bella Devaleenal, MBBS, DLO, MPH
    Scientist C, ICMR-National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai

    VV. Banurekha, MBBS, MPH, PGDBE
    Scientist D, ICMR-National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai

    M. Santhosh Kumar, MBBS, MPH
    Scientist B, ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

    V. Saravana Kumar. Ph.D
    Scientist B, ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

    Jeromie Wesley Vivian Thangaraj, MBBS, MPH
    Scientist B, ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

    TECHNICAL CO-ORDINATORS

    A. Jeyakumar, MSc, MPhil
    Senior Technical Officer (1),  ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

    M. Balusamy, BA
    Technician (2),  ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

    TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
    M. Jeen Melfha, M.Tech.,

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    P.  Sharly Devi, MSc
    UDC, ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

    COURSE CERTIFICATE








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