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 Event: 'Operations Research In Public Health'

Date:March 28 - 31, 2017 (Tuesday to Friday)
Last date of registration: Last date of registration – March 14, 2017

Course objective
Operations Research (OR) or Implementation Research (IR) is the application of systematic research techniques to improve health programmes indicators. The purpose of OR provide information for management decision?making for better programme planning and implementation. OR enhances programme quality and facilitates efficient resource use. Successful OR is characterized by a close collaboration between public health personnel, programme managers and researchers throughout the study. The value of OR is that it provides empirical evidence to support programme decisions and thus advance optimal utilization of resources. Through innovative and interactive pedagogic techniques the course will augment the knowledge and skills of the participants in fundamentals of design and conduct of OR. At the end of training, participants will be able to d escribe the concepts of Operations Research, identify and write problem statement, good research questions, apply knowledge and skills of using different study designs and highlight the prospects of using OR in the field of public health and draft operations research proposal.

Topics to be covered
Overview and ingredients of operations research
Identification and writing of problem statement
Developing good research questions
Key study designs in OR- Exploratory, Field Intervention, Evaluative and Cost Effectiveness
Quantitative and Qualitative research methods
Writing an OR proposal

Who can attend?
This workshop would be suitable for postgraduate students of health sciences, researchers and project coordinators involved in public health research specifically field trials, clinicians, statisticians and any health professionals wanting to understand the basics of conducting a systematic review.

Registration Fee
Registration Fee
Indian National: 8000 INR per participant
International Participant: 16000 INR per participant

The registration fee includes course kit, lunch 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 nearby the institute upon request.

Key Resource Faculty
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Associate Professor, IIPH-Delhi is the Course co-ordinator of proposed training program. The training will be lead by the faculty members at IIPH-Delhi having wide range of training and experiences of working in Public health practice, Development sector, Health Communication, Program Management etc. Strong multidisciplinary team of faculty representing various public health disciplines will cover important technical details of Operations Research and enrich the training.

Where to send Registrations?
Please send your filled in registration forms by email to trainings@iiphd.org

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.
International participants are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.

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