Research Methodology (DrPH3)


The production of medical and health research in the region is deficient compared to other regions. Some of the health professionals do not have the capacity to conduct research. This is partially due to the teaching methods of research in the schools. To do research, trainees need more practical and applied teaching methods. Thus, this Course takes a practical skills-based approach and deals with the challenges facing new and inexperienced authors in a chronological fashion. It will take participants step-by-step through the process of conducting research and writing research articles and getting them published in the best journals. The Course takes a publishing-insider’s perspective and examines how trainees can improve their research writing to improve the chances that their articles will successfully pass peer review and be read and cited widely once published

Learning Outcomes

  1. Design and conduct unbiased and efficient health research studies, through avoiding common problems and pitfalls.
  2. Interpret and criticize research articles in the medical literature.
  3. Conduct statistical analysis using the appropriate statistical procedures for biomedical data and archival data.

Module 1: Introduction to Research Methods

  1. Basics of Research and Scientific Methods
  2. Types and Applications of Research
  3. Research Plan
  4. Literature Review
  5. Research Question and Hypothesis

Module 2: Research Designs

  1. Descriptive Studies, Case Reports, and Case Series4
  2. Ecological Studies
  3. Cross-sectional Studies
  4. Cohort Studies
  5. Case-Control Study
  6. Clinical Trials
  7. Quasi-Experimental 

Module 3: Basic Concepts in Research Methodology

  1. Materials and Methods, Study Designs
  2. Study Design Selection, Study Area/Setting
  3. Study Population and Sampling
  4. Basics of Sample Size
  5. Study Variables, and Data Collection Tools and Techniques
  6. Data Analysis and Presentation
  7. Potential Errors in Research and Critical Appraisal

Module 4: Applied Research in Public Health

  1. Data Collection Tools and Dummy Tables
  2. Time Frame, Budget, and Pilot Study
Duration: 8 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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