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Swayam Central

Basic course in Biomedical Research

By Multifaculty   |   ICMR - National Institute of Epidemiology
In order to improve the research skills of Indian medical postgraduate (PG) students and faculty, 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 topics 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 students and faculty as per Medical Council of India (MCI)
MD, MS, Diploma, MPH 

PREREQUISITES: 

Medical Postgraduate students (Academic year 1 July 2019 onwards)

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

Learners enrolled: 19006

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type :
Duration :
Start Date : 01 Aug 2019
End Date : 01 Dec 2019
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Level : Postgraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Topics  Conceptualizing a research study
    1 Introduction to human bio-medical and health research (What is research, justification for undertaking a research study, types of research)
    2 Literature review
    3 Formulating research question, hypothesis and objectives
    Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study
    4 Descriptive epidemiology (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 Qualitative research methods
    9 Reliability and validity of epidemiological studies (Random vs Systematic error)
    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 participants (inclusion/exclusion criteria)
    14 Designing data collection tools (Quantitative/qualitative)
    15 Principles of data collection
    16 Data management 
    17    Overview of data analysis
    18 Study implementation plan
    Ethical issues in conducting a research study
    19 Basic principles of bioethics and ethics review
    20 Principles and procedures of informed consent
    Writing a research protocol
    21 Preparing a concept paper
    22 Elements of a protocol for epidemiological studies
    23 Publication ethics




    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Reading materials will be available for each topic

    INSTRUCTOR BIO




    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>


    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

    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

    Harshal Bhimrao Sonekar, MA, MPS
    Technician (2),  ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

    TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

    M. Saravanan, MSc
    Technician (1), ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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

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