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Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre

Pre Ph.D. course on “Research Methodology”

Monday, September 16, 2019 - Saturday, September 21, 2019 |Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune |Workshop

The Pre Ph.D. course on research methodology was conducted by the Dept of Community Medicine and Medical Education Unit was held from 16th to 21st September 2019 in the MEU hall, 3rd floor Old Building. A total of 47 Ph.D. scholars attended the course: Medical – 9, Nursing-6, Dental 10, Physiotherapy-16 and Homeopathy-6. A wide range of topics such as study design; literature review; measurement errors, bias, and confounding; ethical issues in research, diagnostic studies, statistical concepts including sampling, meta-analysis and University guidelines on thesis were covered. A hands-on activity in groups was a part of the program, such as making research proposals, preparing dummy tables and identifying statistical tests to be used. The participants also discussed their proposals. Interactivity was a key feature with participants putting forth their views and clearing their doubts. Post-tests revealed improvement in knowledge. Participants appreciated the inputs that they received in the sessions. The resource faculty included Dr. J S Bhawalkar, Dr. A.Banerjee, Dr. S L Jadhav, Dr. A. L. Kakrani, Dr. A V Tilak, Dr. Hetal Rathod, Dr. Swati Ghonge, Dr. Kajal Srivastava, Dr. Jyoti Landge, Dr. Atul Desale, and Dr. Thite. During the valedictory Prof N J Pawar, Vice-Chancellor gave tips to the scholars on how to go about their research.