Applied Research for communicable diseases


This course allows participants to learn and use various concepts in research methods in Communicable Diseases. The course also contains exercises that allow participants to match learnt concepts to their prospective research projects. It builds the capacity to correctly frame their samples, calculate the sample size and use suitable tools and techniques to collect the data.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define research variables
  2. Identify study population
  3. Utilize appropriate sampling techniques
  4. Identify and differentiate between random sampling error and bias
  5. Calculate sample size for different study designs
  6. Use various data collection technique and tools
  1. Introduction to research
  2. Research concept note and proposal
  3. Literature review, citation, and plagiarism
  4. Topic selection, problem statement, and justification
  5. Research questions, hypothesis, and objectives
  6. Research methods
  7. Work plan and budget
  8. Research report (thesis writing and presentation)
  9. Scientific publication (Journal and conferences)
  10. Operational research and TDR
Duration: 60 Learning Hours
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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion.

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