Mwanza Research Methods Course

Mwanza Research Methods Course

Introduction: This is a two weeks research methods course suitable for health researchers, social scientists, and students undertaking professional training (MSc, MMed, MPH, and PhD). Highly experienced researchers from the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Mwanza Centre, Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) will facilitate this course.

Course Objectives:

  1. To introduce methods used in health research
  2. To develop expertise in the use of research methods introduced in the course
  3. To enable participants to select the right methods for future research projects

Venue: National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza Centre, Isamilo area, Mwanza city

Dates: Monday 25 February to Friday 9 March 2018

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.

Mode of Application: If you are interested in this course, please submit your application outlining how this course will benefit your work and career, CV and a letter of recommendation from your line manager or supervisor. This should be submitted to the following address not later than Friday 26 January 2018, 5.00pm East African Time.

The Director,
NIMR Mwanza Centre
Attention: Research Methods Course Coordinator
P.O Box 1462, Mwanza, TANZANIA

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

Course Fee:
The fee for this course will be USD 100. All course participants will meet their travel and accommodation expenses for the period of the course and course organisers will provide daily refreshments, lunch, opening dinner and training materials.

At the end of the course, participant will have to write an examination and those who will score above fifty percent will be awarded a certificate of performance. Participants scoring below 50% will be awarded a certificate of attendance.


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