Exploring Survey Data on Health Care

By Prof. Pratap C. Mohanty   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 1445
The primary objective of this module is to enable learners to handle various large-scale complex health survey database for detailed analysis. The latest statistical software, like SPSS and STATA, will be employed in explaining these concepts, as stated in the module. This will be practically oriented. The module covers the topics from understanding health related variables and the data available, their collection, tabulation, and analysis. The data analysis will be performed on various real-life data (both quantitative and qualitative), which is crucial to any research. This also gives hands-on experience in conducting a primary survey.

Topics include familiarization with unit-level data, particularly NSSO, NFHS and IHDS. Also, collection, prerequisites, descriptive and inferential statistics, data analysis using SPSS and STATA, analysis of qualitative variables, handling longitudinal (panel) data, and health policy evaluation etc.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Economics, Management, Sociology, Engineering, Architecture, Interdisciplinary, Health Care


INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Consultancy (KPMG, PWC, Deloitte, etc.), training and capacity building, Research and Business Analytics, professionals both teaching and research, health care industry, and services
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 21 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Health Care Data
Week 2: Preparation for Field Survey on Health Care
Week 3: Testing of Sample Data
Week 4: Handling of Data Software
Week 5: Survey Data using STATA
Week 6: Analysis of Data
Week 7: Panel Survey Data
Week 8: Policy Evaluation of Health Care

Books and references

1.William H Greene: Econometric Analysis, Pearson 8th Edn.
2.Freedman & Pisani & Purves: Statistics 4th Edn
3.Cameron & Trivedi: Microeconometrics using STATA, Revised Edn.
4.Damodar Gujarati, Econometrics: By example, 2nd edition
5.Wooldridge: Econometric Analysis of Cross-section and Panel Data, MIT Press
6.Consoli, S; Recupero, D; Petkovic, M (2019), Data Science for Healthcare: Methodologies and applications
7.Drummond, M; Sculpher, M; Torrance, G (2005), Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes
Other Readings during lecture ppts.

Instructor bio

Prof. Pratap C. Mohanty

IIT Roorkee
Dr. Pratap Mohanty is presently a faculty member in the Economics discipline of Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee. He has thirteen years of teaching and research experience from reputed universities and institutions. He has been teaching the paper ‘Research Methodology’ at IIT Roorkee for over four years to Masters’ and PhD students. He has also organized a Quality Improvement Program as a coordinator on ‘Quantitative Analysis of Qualitative Data using Large-Scale Database at IIT Roorkee. He has expertise in the NPTEL-MOOCs on large scale data handling.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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 Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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

- NPTEL team

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