NIE-ICMR e-Certificate - Courses

NIeCer 101: Health Research Fundamentals, is a basic level course in health research methods. It will explain 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.

FOR WHOM

Any current or potential health researchers  including students, clinical/ public health/ laboratory researchers, physicians,

research associates, allied health professionals, scientists, statisticians, ethics committee members and project managers

PRE-REQUISITES

Undergraduate Medical/Dental/AYUSH  students, graduate in any other discipline

Message from Professor Balram Bhargava

Secretary, Department of Health Research & Director-General, ICMR

Government of India

COURSE DURATION

20 hours in 8 weeks

LEARNING MODE

- Video lectures

- Presentation slides

- MCQ quizes

- Readings

CERTIFICATION EXAM

Upon course completion at designated centres | Exam fee : Rs 1100

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Sanjay Mehendale

MD, MPH, FAMS, FIMSA, FACE

 

Ex-Addl Director General (ICMR)

Manoj Murhekar MD

Scientist G & Director, NIE

R. Ramakrishnan

M.Sc., Ph.D., MAE

Consultant, NIE

Prabhdeep Kaur

DNB, MAE

Scientist E

Tarun Bhatnagar

MD, PhD

Scientist E

P.Ganeshkumar

MD

Scientist C

P. Manickam

BSMS, MSc, PhD

Scientist E

"Admission now open for January 2019 session. Last date for registration is 28/01/2019 Click here for registration
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For Details Contact: niecercourse@gmail.com

Message from Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

Formerly Secretary, Department of Health Research & Director-General, ICMR

Government of India, Currently Deputy Director—General, WHO

COURSE LAYOUT

 

Week 1: Conceptualizing a research study
Introduction to health research - Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Formulating the research hypothesis and objectives - Dr. P Manickam
Literature review - Dr. P Ganeshkumar

 

Week 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

Week 3: Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study (2/2)
Experimental study designs: Clinical trials - Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Validity of epidemiological studies - Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar
Qualitative research methods: An overview - Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar

Week 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

Week 5: Planning a research study (1/2)
Selection of study participants - Dr. P Ganeshkumar
Study plan and project management - Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Designing data collection tools - Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar

Week 6: Planning a research study (2/2)
Principles of data collection - Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur
Data management - Dr. P Manickam
Overview of data analysis - Dr. P Manickam

Week 7: Conducting a research study
Ethical framework for health research - Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Conducting clinical trials - Dr. Sanjay Mehendale 

Week 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