NIeCer 103: Scientific Writing in Health Research
for health and allied sciences
A self paced online certificate course
Any current or potential health researchers (undergraduate, post-graduate medical professionals, (medical, dental, AYUSH) and allied health professionals (nursing, health related degrees), PhD. scholars and faculty of medical, dental and AYUSH streams.
Self-Paced; enroll and complete the course at any time
Attempting all assignments is mandatory. Participants who obtain a minimum score of 50% in each assignment will be awarded an e-certificate of completion. e-certificate will be sent to the registered email id of successful participants on the last working of every month.
Indian Council of Medical Research [ICMR], National Institute of Epidemiology [NIE], has been offering online programs on bio-medical and public health research- the ‘NIE-ICMR e-Certificate’ – NIeCer courses since 2016. The third in this series, NIeCer 103: Scientific Writing in Health Research, is a self-paced course on scientific writing for health researchers. Communicating research findings to the scientific community is the responsibility of every researcher.
Our course will explain the fundamental concepts in drafting a scientific manuscript to effectively communicate research findings. It will provide an overview of the steps and principles involved in organizing a manuscript logically and sequentially within a structure. It will also introduce writing styles and formatting guidelines to be adhered to while drafting a scientific manuscript. We expect this course to be useful to individuals interested in improving their scientific writing skills and enhancing their publication profile.
All the instructors are faculty members for the two-year Master’s level public health training [MPH] programme at the ICMR School of Public Health of the ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India. Besides the Masters’ level programme, NIE has been conducting MSc in Biostatistics, PG diploma and various short-term training programmes in public health/epidemiology and biostatistics. ICMR-NIE offers PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Microbiology in association with other Universities. The faculty members have been conducting epidemiological/public health research and have rich experience in publishing high impact factor, national and international journals.
Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar heads ICMR - School of Public health. His area of interest is causality, epidemiology methods and emerging infectious diseases
Dr. P. Manickam is physician in Siddha medicine and an epidemiologist by post-graduate & doctoral training and through practice. He heads the division of Online Courses and coordinates the development and running of health research related online courses at ICMR-NIE. He serves as core faculty in public health training programmes of the Institute and his focus areas are capacity building in public health, outbreak science, surveillance and response to public health emergencies/at mass gatherings, and clinical research in traditional medicine.
Prof (Dr) S Lokesh is an Internal Medicine expert working as Scientist-E, he has over 15 years of experience in patient care, teaching and research. His area of interest is Clinical Trials and has over 40 publications in indexed medical journals, 2 copyrights and 2 provisional patents.
Dr. Archana Ramalingam did her undergrad (MBBS) and postgrad (MD, Community Medicine) education from JIPMER, Puducherry. She has over ten years of research experience and has worked at renowned intuitions like MAMC and ILBS, New Delhi. She has recently joined at ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology as a Scientist-E. She has over 40 publications to her credit in journals of repute. She works mainly in Non-communicable diseases epidemiology, Chronic liver disease epidemiology, and medical education.
Dr. Jeyashree Kathiresan is a public health physician with a postgraduate degree (M.D.) in Community Medicine. She has a decade of experience in mentoring medical undergraduates, public health scholars and postgraduates in India and operational researchers in South East Asia and Latin America. While working on providing essential pieces of evidence for tuberculosis control in India, her ultimate goal is to see an equitable distribution in health across all income categories and genders.
Dr. P. Ganeshkumar is a trained community physician with 14 years of professional experience in health system research, public health training and response to public health emergencies. He has published nearly 40 peer-reviewed papers in national/ international journals.
Dr. Rizwan is a Community Medicine specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the field of health research. He has published about 110 research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals of high impact. He currently serves as Scientist - D in ICMR National Institute of Epidemiology.
Dr. Sirshendu C. s a Community Medicine specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the public health. He has published about 15 research articles. His area of interest is maternal and child health, ethics in biomedical research, and medical education.
Dr.M.Sendhilkumar did the Master of Public Health from SRMIST, Chennai, and has more than 9 years of experience in public health and epidemiology fields. He had worked previously on many national and international projects and published research papers in peer-reviewed journals covering public health and Ayush domains. He is working as a Project scientist- C in ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology and focusing on public health surveillance, mass gathering and Ayush.
Dr. Joshua Chadwick
Scientist - B
Note: Name as entered during enrollment will appear in the e-certificate
e-certificate will be sent to the registered email id of successful participants on the last working day of every month.