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 February 2017March 2017
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Design And Conduct Of Observational Studies (8:00 AM)


February 28 – March 3, 2017 (Tuesday to Friday)

Last date of registration – February 17, 2017

Course objective

The application of epidemiological concepts is an essential component of evidence?based public health research. Study design is a key element in epidemiology that decides the success of a research project. Although trials are considered as the 'gold standard' as far as study designs are concerned, these are not always feasible to conduct. In such situations, observational studies prove to be valuable tools for establishing relationships between exposures and outcomes. These study designs, however, have certain intrinsic characteristics which need attention at the planning and execution stages. This workshop intends to provide an in?depth understanding of the aspects related to the design, conduct and analyses of observational studies, elaborating on cross?sectional, case?control and cohort study designs.

At the end of the workshop, the participants are expected to be able to describe and design an observational study and conduct analyses of datasets emerging from the use of such studies.

Topics to be covered

  • Introduction to the various observational study designs
  • Planning an observational study
  • Understanding the biases and confounding in observational studies
  • Sample size estimations and power analysis
  • Analyses of observational studies (bivariate and multivariable), using dummy datasets
  • Critical appraisal and reporting of observational studies

Who can attend?

This workshop would be suitable for medical students, clinical and medical researchers, study coordinators, project managers and all those working in the area of public health research .

Registration Fee

Indian National: 8000 INR per participant

International Participant: 16000 INR per participant

The registration fee includes course kit, lunch, tea and snacks. Please note that the participants will have to bear their own travel, boarding and lodging expenses. However, the organizers will be able to provide a list of hotels or guesthouses near the institute on request.

Key Resource Faculty

Dr Preeti Negandhi, MBBS, MD (PSM), MSc (Public Health Research) will be the key resource faculty. She teaches epidemiology, research methods and disease surveillance to students of our on-campus as well as distance-learning academic programs. She is also the coordinator for the Post Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology at the institute. She is involved in research in the areas of maternal and child health, education of health professionals, monitoring and evaluation.

Where to send Registrations?

Please send your filled in registration forms by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

How to submit the fee?

Please submit the fee by E-transfer OR by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the address: Ms. Tanuja Bhandari, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Near HUDA City Centre metro station, Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request. We do not accept cash.

International participants are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Design And Conduct Of Observational Studies (8:00 AM)

February 28 – March 3, 2017 (Tuesday to Friday)

Last date of registration – February 17, 2017

Course objective

The application of epidemiological concepts is an essential component of evidence?based public health research. Study design is a key element in epidemiology that decides the success of a research project. Although trials are considered as the 'gold standard' as far as study designs are concerned, these are not always feasible to conduct. In such situations, observational studies prove to be valuable tools for establishing relationships between exposures and outcomes. These study designs, however, have certain intrinsic characteristics which need attention at the planning and execution stages. This workshop intends to provide an in?depth understanding of the aspects related to the design, conduct and analyses of observational studies, elaborating on cross?sectional, case?control and cohort study designs.

At the end of the workshop, the participants are expected to be able to describe and design an observational study and conduct analyses of datasets emerging from the use of such studies.

Topics to be covered

  • Introduction to the various observational study designs
  • Planning an observational study
  • Understanding the biases and confounding in observational studies
  • Sample size estimations and power analysis
  • Analyses of observational studies (bivariate and multivariable), using dummy datasets
  • Critical appraisal and reporting of observational studies

Who can attend?

This workshop would be suitable for medical students, clinical and medical researchers, study coordinators, project managers and all those working in the area of public health research .

Registration Fee

Indian National: 8000 INR per participant

International Participant: 16000 INR per participant

The registration fee includes course kit, lunch, tea and snacks. Please note that the participants will have to bear their own travel, boarding and lodging expenses. However, the organizers will be able to provide a list of hotels or guesthouses near the institute on request.

Key Resource Faculty

Dr Preeti Negandhi, MBBS, MD (PSM), MSc (Public Health Research) will be the key resource faculty. She teaches epidemiology, research methods and disease surveillance to students of our on-campus as well as distance-learning academic programs. She is also the coordinator for the Post Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology at the institute. She is involved in research in the areas of maternal and child health, education of health professionals, monitoring and evaluation.

Where to send Registrations?

Please send your filled in registration forms by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

How to submit the fee?

Please submit the fee by E-transfer OR by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the address: Ms. Tanuja Bhandari, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Near HUDA City Centre metro station, Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request. We do not accept cash.

International participants are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.

Download flyer Download Application Form




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