|Date:||Thursday, November 20, 2014|
|Venue:||High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University|
|Organized by:||EgyBiotech for Research and Biotechnology|
|Facebook:||Research Design in Biomedical Studies|
Egybiotech's Health Research Course, Doing Research In Real Life, is a modular course in health research based on the University of Leeds postgraduate diploma in health research. It is composed of 6 essential modules and 3 optional modules. Each module is 3 days long. Modules are taught once a month over Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Aim of the course:
To provide a comprehensive step by step training on all aspects of the research process from idea development till research output.
Type of the course:
Modular course. Each module can be taken as a stand alone module or they can be combined into a full course. The course is composed of 6 essential modules and 3 optional modules which may or may not be selected by candidates for further study. Each module is taught over 2-3 full days.
Junior researchers, postgraduate degree students, CRAs and research trial coordinators, candidates interested in a research career, mid-career researchers aiming to start independent research projects
plenary session followed by small group activities, problem based learning sessions and practical application in all modules. For full course agenda , see files on event page.
Module 2: research design in biomedical studies
- Formulating aims and objectives
- Study setting and timelines
- Study sample: sample size calculation and sampling methods
- Study outcomes and study measures
- Challenges in different study designs: Bias, confounding, matching and over matching, numbers of controls per case, sampling hard to reach populations, randomization, quality control
- Results in various study designs: odds, risks, ratios, relative risk, attributable risk
- P values and confidence intervals
- Ethical considerations and IRB
- Study design:
- Cross sectional studies and surveys
- cohort studies
- case-control studies
- interventional studies
- systematic reviews and meta-analysis