Activities

The CEU is involved in the following major activities

  1. Teaching research methodology to undergraduate and postgraduate students and faculty
  2. Assisting Post-graduate students and faculty in carrying out various aspects of research
  3. Teaching critical appraisal of various study designs to postgraduate students and faculty
  4. The Prof Bhooshanam V Moses Centre for Evidence-Informed Healthcare-workshops on systematic reviews
  5. Conducting biostatistics workshops in collaboration with BiostatisticsResource and Training Centre
  6. Developing and carrying out research projects-both single-center and multicenter studies in India and South-East-Asia 

The following table is a time schedule of the activities that the CEU performs for the students and faculty.

Activity Time
Training
E1 Introductory workshop for 1st year Post-Graduate Students April
E2-Protocol development workshop for 1st year Post-Graduate Students June
E3- Dissertation Completion workshop for final year Post-Graduate Students July
Data Entry software(Epidata) and Database creation January, April, August, December
Use of Reference Manager Software (Zotero) March, June, October
Manuscript writing workshop for final year MD registrars February
Workshop on Advanced Level Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) September
Workshop on Principles of Cancer Epidemiology October
Workshop on Basic and Advanced level of Meta Analysis November
Data Entry Structure Creation Daily on appointment with CEU
Data Analysis (BRTC consultants) Daily on appointment with CEU
Creating a Database from available EMR data Daily on appointment with CEU
Research Assistance
Refining research questions, study design assistance, protocol development Daily on appointment with CEU
Formatting   Dissertation & Manuscripts Daily on appointment with CEU
Printing of Posters for Conferences Daily on appointment with CEU
Photocopying, Fax, Laser printing , Computer facilities Daily on appointment with CEU
Scanning of documents and photographs Daily on appointment with CEU

PG Epidemiology workshops:

E1 : Introduction to epidemiology:

This 2-day workshop is aimed at Introducing the Post-graduate students to the basic principles of epidemiology, developing research questions and study designs. It also covers research ethics, health economic and systematic reviews

E2: Protocol development workshop:

This 2-day workshop is aimed at helping the Post-graduate student to develop his or her protocol for their MD/MS/DM/MCh dissertation. The resource faculty help the student and their respective guides develop their protocols based on their study question and study designs.  It includes an overview of study designs, statistical methods, templates for various study designs, classes on Zotero software as well as epidata software for data entry form creation

E3: The thesis completion workshop:

This 2-day workshop is aimed at helping the Post-graduate student complete his dissertation. The faculty of the CEU assist  with data entry, analysis, interpretation and any other help required for completion of the dissertation

Workshops for all faculty and Post Graduates

Zotero-Reference manager workshop:

This 1-day hands-on workshop includes an introduction to the reference managers and a hands workshop on using the Zotero software

Data Entry software and Database creation:

This 1-day hands-on workshop is on the use of Epidata for Data entry form creation as well as Database creation.

Short Course in Epidemiology:

This 15-day course for MD Medicine registrars is aimed at training the Postgraduate registrars in Critical appraisal of various study designs and getting them certified in NIH Research Methodology course after completion of the online modules.

Manuscript writing workshop:

This is a one-day workshop for final year registrars aimed at the preparation of a manuscript from their PG thesis in order to improve publication rates.

Diagnostic Methods

This is a 1-week workshop that covers the basics of diagnostic tests as well as advanced diagnostic tests including diagnostic systematic reviews as well as an introduction to health technology assessment

Health Economics workshop

This is a 1-week workshop along with Dr. Michael Horny on the basis of health economics and includes theory and practical sessions

 Critical Appraisal workshops

This is a 2-week workshop that takes the learner through the basic study designs along with critical appraisal of more than 10 individual study designs.

Adaptive Trials workshop

This 1-week workshop done conducted with Dr. Stephen Walter of McMaster University and Dr. Mahesh Iyer teaches the basics of adaptive trials and includes patient and physician choice methodology

Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

This course in research methodology is run by the National Institute of Health USA. The CEU Vellore is registered as a peripheral center for students from the region who wish to certify themselves. The CEU has resource material for the course and so far has assisted more than 40 students and faculty to certify.