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BIOSTATISTICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
(Certificate course)


About the course

Certificate course in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Methodology is a six months course, mainly designed to train faculty/ Ph.D. scholars/ post graduates of Health, life sciences, and allied disciplines such as medicine, nursing, epidemiology, statistics, social sciences, public health. The course is open for any graduates who are interested in doing data analysis/report/journal article writing/ reviewing and publishing the research works. The total duration of course is 90 hours (from 2 PM to 4 PM twice in a week). The total intake is limited to 20 candidates.


Course objectives

  • To train the candidates to make their research works in a scientific way
  • To provide quality training on data analysis, interpretation and presentation of data

Course Contents

Biostatistics                                                                                                                            (50 hours)

  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Data summarization  and presentation
  • Normal distribution
  • Sampling  techniques
  • Standard error, Confidence interval and sampling distribution
  • Basic principles of testing of hypothesis
  • Test of significance - t-test, one way ANOVA, Repeated measures ANOVA
  • Chi square and Fisher’s exact test
  • Non parametric methods
  • Sample size determination
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Kappa Statistics, Intra class correlation, sensitivity, specificity, ROC analysis
  • Logistic regression
  • Survival analysis

Research Methodology and Epidemiology                                                                          (40 Hours)

  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Epidemiological Study design- (Descriptive, Analytical and Experimental)
  • Basic experimental designs  (CRD, RBD, Repeated measures factorial, cross over)
  • Epidemiological Measures (Relative risk, Odds ratio & its Confidence Intervals)
  • Reliability and validity of screening and diagnostic tests
  • Ethics in health science research
  • Integrity and conflict of interest
  • Scientific misconduct
  • Functions and responsibilities of IEC
  • Introduction to systematic reviews and meta analysis
  • Development of research tools and protocol preparation
  • Report writing and dissemination of the findings