The course is supported by the Fogarty International Center / NIH Research Ethics Initiative grant.
The aim of the course is research capacity building through local and international collaborations. The first week of the course aims to introduce the basic concepts in statistics and epidemiology. The second week aims to facilitate implementation of research capacity with a solid background on ethical concepts. The course covers the classes on research methodology, grant writing, publishing and ethics in health sciences.
WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN?
Level A (June 18-22, 2018) • Define basic statistical and epidemiological concepts • Evaluate methodology in scientific publications • Control data collection and management • Choose relevant statistical tests • How to read and write scientific papers
Level B (June 25-29, 2018) • Gain insight into building international research partnerships and ethics • Increase research capacity • Develop public health research perspectives • Learn to use scientific evidence in medicine and public health • Prepare proposals for institutional review boards
Level C (June 25-29, 2018) In this session, the participants will have guidance to write their own data and manuscript. Each step of manuscript writing will be guided and personalized. Course methodology: Lectures and practicum with 30 participants with their own laptops.
Journal club: The concepts thought in the course are elaborated by critical reading of relevant scientific manuscripts.
Applications on statistical softwares: Participants are expected to perform analysis in parallel with the classes. The practical hours follow the classes.
Poster presentation: The participants are encouraged to present their studies and share the information or research questions. The focus of the studies should be the methodology.