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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

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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.

Target candidates:

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

Teaching Methods:

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:
    1. Cross sectional studies and surveys
    2. cohort studies
    3. case-control studies
    4. interventional studies
    5. systematic reviews and meta-analysis

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