Research Methods

Research Methods Course, March 11-22, 2013

 Introduction: This is a 2-week research methods course suitable for health researchers, social scientists, and post-graduate students. The course will be facilitated by experienced researchers from the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Course Objectives:

a)                  To introduce methods used in health research

b)                  To develop expertise in the use of research methods introduced in the course

c)                  To enable participants to select the right methods for future research projects

Venue:  National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza Research Centre, Isamilo Area,Mwanza City

 Dates: Monday 11th to Friday 22nd March 2013

 Course Details: The course will cover selected topics including Epidemiology, Public Health, Statistical Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Laboratory Methods, Field Methods, and introduction to Clinical Trials and Research Ethics. Participants will learn how to read and understand research literature.  Experienced researchers, who will share their experiences with participants as well as teach the latest developments in research techniques, will deliver lectures.  In addition, participants will work on practical sessions to enhance the understanding of topics and to build skills in key techniques. Discussions and group activities will be organised to facilitate participant interaction along with some special seminars on important epidemiological issues of the day.

Requirements: Applicants should have at least a Master degree in a relevant field of study and either working or doing post-graduate studies in health research environment.

 Course Fee: A fee of US $100 for participants from outside Tanzania and TSh. 160,000/- for Tanzanian participants will be charged to cover for daily group lunch, opening and closing dinner, training materials and manuals, and registration. Participants will meet their travel and accommodation expenses.

 Award: A certificate of attendance will be issued to each participant on successful completion of the training.

Mode of Application:  Please submit your application outlining how this course will benefit your work and career, Curriculum Vitae and a letter of recommendation from your Institution.  Submission deadline is FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2013, 5.00pm East African Time. Submit your application to:

Director,

National Institute for Medical Research

Research Methods Course Coordinator

P.O. Box 1462, Mwanza, Tanzania

E-mail: rmcourse@mitu.or.tz