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Applied Research for communicable diseases


This course is primarily aimed at building the capacity of those who are working towards communicable diseases’ control through research and scientific publications. Managers and staff working for communicable disease control should understand the basic principles and undertake the relevant health research. They are required to identify the most important health problems and carry out rigorous research work. The course tries to cover the three major components of a research process: development of the research proposal, fieldwork (data collection), and write-up of the scientific report.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Set priorities for research in communicable diseases
  2. Write a research concept note and proposal
  3. Develop and pre-test research tools
  4. Collect data from the field
  5. Conduct basic analysis of research data
  6. Write and present research report
  7. Write scientific manuscript and attempt to publish in a scientific journal
  8. Prepare poster/oral presentation for scientific conferences

Course Outline

  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

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 60 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.