A large pool of human resource exists in the form of researchers/scientists/faculty in medical colleges and teaching hospitals to carry out quality research. It is well known that the existing quality of the research undertaken by post graduate trainees and PhD scholars is to be improved. There is enough evidence to support the urgent need to offer training in research methodology and help support the development of research methodology curricula on regional and national levels to advance the state of research in medical education. To harness the potential of the existing pool, capacity building in research methodology is imperative and should be are recognised priority. In this regards, the Certificate Course in Clinical Research Methods for Diplomate of National Board (DNB) students offered through a distance learning mode will be less intensive and more realistic for achieving educational goals.Eligibility Criteria DNB students enrolled in recognised specialities offered by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).
Certificate course on Effective Grant writing in Public health is a three-month distance learning program designed to develop expertise in intricacies of grant writing in the field of public health.The course has been developed by Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPHG). It will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team from IIPHG and experts in the field.
Gender is one of the important set of dimensions along which every society is organised and almost often stratified. An understanding of gender and gender relations is important to understand its implications on health. There is an intrinsic need to look at health from a gender perspective, looking at them in relationship with other dimensions including health systems, policy and program environment, demographic structures, violence and humanitarian emergencies.
The course on Gender and Health (G&H) is developed with the aim of building capacities of scholars, researchers and teaching staff from partner institutions in Research on Social Determinants of Health. Designed in a blended learning format, the course will be taught by a multidisciplinary team from IIPHG and experts from outside it.