Research Training

To deliver a series of online lectures and practical tasks, especially for Health Professionals.  This training program introduces learners to key concepts in (i) modern epidemiology, and (ii) application of appropriate research designs and analytical techniques to conduct high-quality research in public health domains. The training program develops learners’ capability in (iii) measuring diseases and quantifies the factors associated with disease outcomes, (iv) critically assessing health-related reports, (v) conduct an appropriate literature review, (vi) develop research proposals using appropriate research methodology, (vii) write scientific reports and manuscripts, and (viii) be able to conduct their own research projects on a small scale.

    Available courses

    Module 1: Epidemiology:  Four months

    1.     Concept of Epidemiology

    2.     Measuring disease

    3.     Morbidity and Mortality  

    4.     Prevention and early detection of disease

    5.     Screening and diagnosis

    6.     Surveillance

    7.     Bias and Confounding

    8.     Causality

    9.     Outbreak


    1.      Study design
    2.     Cross-sectional and cohort studies
    3.     Community trials, Randomised  Control Trials and Clinical Trials
    4.     CONSORT reporting for different types of studies
    5.     Case-control study
    6.     Analysis of contingency Table
    7.     Systematic Review and Meta analysis-basic  

    1.      Basic statistics

    2.      Distribution of data

    3.      Test of hypothesis and comparisons of means

    4.      Test for proportions

    5.      Correlation and regression (continuous outcome)

    6.      Modelling binary outcome variables (logistic regression)

    7.      Survival analysis

    8.      Sample size calculation

    9.      Systematic Review and Meta analysis-Advanced

    1. Formulate research questions and hypotheses in a specific research context
    2. Distinguish between different data collection strategies and research designs in a
    3. specific research context
    4. Formulate directions of future investigations
    5. Critical thinking to identify research questions, hypothesis and objectives
    6. Writing literature review, research proposal and ethics application

    A dataset will be given to analyse and to write your own manuscript.



    Materials and Methods


    Discussions and Conclusions


    You have to design and conduct your own study under the supervision of the course director 

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