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The role of research in development of biomedical and social sciences is becoming increasingly important in this era of emerging disease epidemics, environmental pollution, scarcity of natural resources and the quest for economic development.

For quality and good research outcomes there is need to build capacity by increasing the number of researchers through appropriate training. The Research Methodology Course will meet the training needs of those involved or interested in quality biomedical and operational research. It will build on principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and social sciences.

Objectives of the Course:
(a) Enable participants design and implement research as well as translate research results into planning, policy, and implementation of evidence based programs.
(b) Organize, present, interpret and utilize research data for decision making and policy formulation.
(c) Utilize qualitative approaches in policy analysis and data gathering.
(d) Utilize operations research methods and study designs.
(e) Utilize concepts of economics and management in the health sector.
(f) Utilize the computer in communication, analysis of data and preparing reports and presentations.
(g) Conduct appropriate literature search and handle references.
(h) Demonstrate ability to read, write and make research presentations.

Entry Requirements:
The minimum requirements for eligibility into the Postgraduate Diploma in Bio-Medical Research Methodology are:
(a) Holders of Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Sciences, Nursing Sciences and Pharmacy
(b) Holders of at least Bachelors degree lower second class honors in Biological and Social Sciences
(c) Holders of a pass degree in the areas specified in (a) and (b) plus at least two years of research/work experience.

Course Duration:
The Postgraduate Diploma course in Bio-Medical Research Methodology shall cover up to a minimum of 2 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters of 15 weeks each.