Design And Conduct Of Observational Studies (8:00 AM)
February 28 – March 3, 2017 (Tuesday to Friday)
Last date of registration – February 17, 2017
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 .
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
Where to send Registrations?
Please send your filled in registration forms by email to
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.
are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.
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