10th One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology & Evidence Based Medicine, 2018

Dec 17 - Dec 21, 2018

One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (December 17-21, 2018)

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program.

The Karnataka Medical Council accredited and awarded 6 credit points for this course.

The course was designed for faculty and postgraduate students from medical, nursing and pharmacy colleges, ethics committee members, regulators and health policy makers.

We had 57 participants who represented 25 institutions from India Sri Lanka and Nepal.

The faculty were from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, Eternal Heart Care Centre, Jaipur, AIIMS, Bhopal, Bengaluru and McMaster University & University of Toronto, Canada.

We had 22 interactive lectures, 4 small group Zen protocol discussions, 3 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations.

The group activities included four journal clubs (Registry/Cross Sectional Study, Case Control, Randomised Controlled Trial and Systematic Review/Meta Analysis) and four project presentations (Registry/Cross Sectional Study, Cohort Study, Randomised Controlled Trial Design and Case Control)

Certificates of CME accreditation and participation were given to candidates who had attended all the sessions. The outcome of the course was to enhance the awareness in clinical research methods and evidence based practice.

The course ended on 21st December, 2018, with a valedictory function & 10th year celebration at which prizes were distributed.  The chief guest for the function was Dr Rajeev Gupta, Chairman, Preventive Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Research at Eternal Heart Care Centre and Research Institute, Mount Sinai New York Affiliate, Jaipur, India. A souvenir commemorating the 10 years of conducting the course was released by the chief guest and Rev. Dr Paul Parathazham, the Director of St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences. The function was also attended by alumni of the course.