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Coordinators
 
Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
National Institute of Epidemiology

 
Dr. Manoj V Murhekar
National Institute of Epidemiology

 
Dr. R Ramakrishnan
National Institute of Epidemiology

 
Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar
National Institute of Epidemiology

 
Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur
National Institute of Epidemiology

 
Dr. P. Manickam
National Institute of Epidemiology

 
Dr. P GaneshKumar
National Institute of Epidemiology

 

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National Institute of Epidemiology [NIE], Indian Council of Medical Research [ICMR] is offering online programmes on conduct of human bio-medical research. The programme will be offered as NIE-ICMR e-Certificate – NIeCer - Courses. The first in this series, NIeCer 101:Health Research Fundamentals, is a basic level course in health research methods. It will explain the fundamental concepts in epidemiology and bio-statistics related to research methods. This course will provide an overview of steps and principles for designing bio-medical and health research studies among human participants. 

Week .No

Topic

1

Conceptualizing a research study
Introduction to health research – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Literature review – Dr. P Ganeshkumar
Formulating the research hypothesis and objectives – Dr. P Manickam

2

Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study (1/2)
Measures of disease frequency – Dr. R Ramakrishnan
Descriptive study designs – Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur
Analytical study designs – Dr. Manoj Murhekar

3

Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study (2/2)
Experimental study designs: Clinical trials - Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Qualitative research methods: An overview – Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar
Validity of epidemiological studies – Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar

4

Bio-statistical considerations in designing a research study 
Measurement of study variables – Dr. R Ramakrishnan
Sampling methods – Dr. R Ramakrishnan
Calculating sample size and power – Dr. R Ramakrishnan

5

Planning a research study (1/2)
Selection of study participants – Dr. P Ganeshkumar
Preparing for data management and analysis – Dr. P Manickam

6

Planning a research study (2/2)
Designing data collection tools – Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar
Principles of data collection – Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur
Study implementation plan – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale

7

Ethical issues in conducting a research study
Ethical framework for health research – Dr. Sanjay Mehendale

8

Writing a research protocol
Preparing a concept paper for research projects – Dr. P Manickam
Elements of a protocol for research studies – Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar
 

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