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 Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

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 1000

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

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Sanjay Mehendale

MD, MPH, FAMS, FIMSA, FACE

Addl Director General (ICMR)

Manoj Murhekar MD

Scientist G & Director I/C

R. Ramakrishnan

M.Sc., Ph.D., MAE

Consultant, NIE

Prabhdeep Kaur

DNB, MAE

Scientist D

Tarun Bhatnagar

MD, PhD

Scientist D

P.Ganeshkumar

MD

Scientist C

P. Manickam

BSMS, MSc, PhD

Scientist D

Admission now open for July 2017 session. Last Date for registration 24/07/2017.
https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ge06/preview

 

For Details Contact: niecercourse@gmail.com