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Basic course in Biomedical Research- Cycle 2

By Multifaculty   |   ICMR - National Institute of Epidemiology
Learners enrolled: 49859
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

NOTE: 
Basic Course in Biomedical Research (BCBR) does not come under the "List of NPTEL online courses for AICTE FDP". Faculty development Program (FDP) certification is not needed for BCBR participants as per the Gazette of India notification for medical teachers. Only the final certificate issued by NPTEL after the successful completion of the final proctored exam will be necessary for MCI (NMC) purposes. 

Summary
Course Status : Completed
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

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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

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