Participant Application Dates: 22-Jan-21 to 16-Feb-21
Course Dates: 05-Apr-21 to 20-Jun-21
Fee: (N22,411 if participants ≥35. If less participants enroll, then final fee per participant may increase)
Fundamentals of Global Health Research: Planning, Implementation, and Dissemination is designed to train participants in the development and conduct of research globally, with an emphasis on low-resource settings. Topics covered include proposal writing, quantitative and qualitative study designs, designing study instruments, data management, budget and grants management, research ethics and human subjects, manuscript development and presentation skills.
It was created to provide participants anticipating a research-oriented career with the tools they need to develop and design a research study, write a successful proposal, and conduct research independently in an international setting.
*This course was originally titled "Conducting Research Responsibly."
We are making part of the first module available for free so that you can guage whether the content level is right for you. This free access is available anytime- there is no need to log into our system or identify yourself. We have not included discussions or assignments but you will have access to lectures and readings. Is this course right for you? Check it out!
This online course has video lectures, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, and assignments.
You can participate in this course as an independent participant (fees: between $199 - $299) or as part of Havron eLearning Hub. Participating under Havron eLearning Hub provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to local context and customs.
The course is taught in English. Participants should be comfortable with written and spoken English.
To be admitted to the course you must have a Bachelor’s-level degree (or equivalent) and experience in a health-related field
Participants completing the course at the highest level of achievement should be able to:
- Identify and describe key components of a successful grant proposal and understand the grant application and review process.
- Discuss ethical dilemmas faced by international and domestic researchers and the importance of scientific integrity in research.
- Describe major aspects of project implementation, including submission of materials to domestic and foreign IRBs, creation of study instruments, database development, data management, and research budgets.
- Explain best practices of study design and proposal development.
Module 1: Choosing a Study Design
- Epidemiology and biostatistics terms
- Study designs
- Qualitative research
Module 2: Selecting an Approach & Identifying Collaborators
- Implementation science
Module 3: Applying for Funding Part 1
- Types of grants
- Successful grant writing
- Literature reviews
- Hypothesis & aims
Module 4: Applying for Funding Part 2
Module 5: Applying for Funding Part 3
- Research approach
- Sample size
Module 6: Applying for Funding Part 4
- Critical grant components and letters of support
- Grant peer review
Module 7: Conducting Research Responsibly
- Ethics in research
- Human subjects
- Fiscal management
Module 8: Managing Data
- Data management
- Data analysis plans
- Qualitative data collection and analysis
Module 9: Designing Study Instruments
- Designing instruments for data collection
- Using ODK and REDCap
Module 10: Disseminating Research Results
- Organizing and presenting data
- Oral presentations
Module 11: Disseminating Research Results: Publishing
- Finding the right journal
- Open access and fees
- Predatory publishing
- Manuscript writing