Research Methodology, Biostatistics & Evidence Based Medicine

COURSE CODE & TITLE RMC31 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, BIOSTATISTICS & EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE
COURSE DURATION 60 hours
COURSE AVAILABILITY Once a year – Saturdays
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION English
MAXIMUM INTAKE 20
PREREQUISITES (General) Bachelor’s degree in any subject.Pre-final and final year students of healthcare and life sciences program
AWARD 6 CE UNITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The short course in Research Methodology offered by the Research Division of GMU is designed to meet the basic research needs of professionals in health and non-health care fields. Phase I covers research methodology and biostatistics that is a pre-requisite to clinical research.

COURSE OUTCOMES
At the end of this course the students enrolling in the program will be able to:

  1. Perform appropriate descriptive statistics in a given situation
  2. Identify suitable statistical test procedures for a given data set
  3. Perform literature searches and systematic reviews
  4. Develop a research protocol
  5. Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative research methods
  6. Apply appropriate research methods to answer research questions
  7. Identify the elements required to be included in an Informed Consent Form (ICF) and describe the informed consent process
  8. Describe the role of the research committee in research
  9. Describe research misconduct and explain the importance of honesty in research
  10. Perform statistical procedures using statistical software for a given data set

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE PROGRAM

  1. Graduate in Medicine or Dentistry
  2. Graduate in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences
  3. Graduate in Health sciences
  4. Graduate/Diploma in Nursing
  5. Graduate in any Life Sciences/ Social sciences program
  6. Graduate in Information Technology
  7. Pre-final and final year student of healthcare and life sciences program

COURSE CONTENT

This course is of three months duration consisting of the following units:
Basic Biostatistics
Research Designs and Protocol Development
Ethics in Biomedical Research
Data Management.

COURSE METHODOLOGY

The teaching methods in the course will include:
Lecture
Practical
Participant presentations
Group work

ASSESSMENT: Continous and End of the course assessment

VENUE OF STUDY

Information & Learning Center, Gulf Medical University.

For academic advising and planning of their study schedule applicants are requested to contact: The CCECO Coordinator, Office of the Director, Center for Continuing Education & Community Outreach, Gulf Medical University, Al Jurf, Ajman, UAE.

Continuing Education units:
The course has been accredited for six continuing education (CE) unitsawarded by the University. Although these CE units cannot be transferred to satisfy credit requirements in any diploma or degree level courses in which the candidates may enroll at a future date, they could be counted in advancement of career by the relevant institutions.