Course Information: Research Methodology | Class: Master of Public Health (International Program)

  • 17/01/2022


Online link of 1st class day (8.30 am, monday 17/01/2022):
https://zoom.us/j/95804530623?pwd=Rzl5UEgxb1oxbnREVDBZa2NTZjVIUT09 
Meeting ID: 958 0453 0623
Passcode: BMTK2022


Subject
: Research Methodology | 
Class: Master of Public Health (International Program)

Schedule: here

Process of the course

(1.1) Register here (ONLY WITH GMAIL) >> (1.2) Log in to the e-learning system here >> (2) Complete the course requirements on the e-learning system here >> (3) Submit the group assignments on the e-learning system here >> (4) Follow the progress on the e-learning system here >> (5.1) Submit the group proposal on the e-learning system at here (end of course) here >> (5.2) Submit your individual proposal on the e-learning system here (at th end of course) here


> Grouping requirements:

  1. Maximum 5 members per group
  2. Groups are self-selected (students actively discuss and form groups)


Group research topic registration


(1.1) Register here 

Only register once with the @gmail.com email address

> After registering, you will receive a confirmation letter from the Department. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact the Department for correction. Do not register multiple times

> No registration, no grouping

> Registration time: within the first day of the course

(1.2) Log in to the e-learning system here

> Use the registered email

> Students will be registered in the course based on the registration list

> Time: within the first day of the course

 

(2) Complete the course requirements on the e-learning system here

Students complete the following tasks according to the time specified on the scheduled after each lesson

> Watch video lessons

> View course materials

> Do the test after each lesson

> Submit feedback after each lecture

(3) Submit group assignment on the e-learning system here

Group representative submits required assignment of each lesson within the specified time.

(4) Follow the progress on the e-learning system here

(5.1) Submit the group proposal on the e-learning system at here (at the end of course) here

(5.2) Submit your individual proposal on the e-learning system here (at th end of course) here


Course outline

Lesson

Content

Requirement

Deadline

1

Introduction and steps on health research. Research questions and research objectives

1. Course registration
2. Group and topi registration
3. Login course platform
4. Identify title of review

End of lesson day

2

Research design: introduction to different designs

1. Draft version of introduction
2. Identify specific objectives

End of lesson day

3

Literature reviews. Introduction to reference software (Zotero)

1. PICO question
2. Identify criteria for including studies in the review
3. Identify criteria for excluding studies not covered in inclusion criteria

End of lesson day

4

Sample size and different sampling designs

1. Identify search methods (Electronic databases/Other methods used for identifying relevant research/Journals hand searched)

End of lesson day

5

Practice 1: Develop research questions and research objectives. Searching and organizing references for your own research

1. Complete background to review
2. Complete requirements from lesson 1 to 4

End of lesson day

6

Type of variables and Data collection methods

1. Reporting of the planned search strategy (Search term, database,…)
2. A flow diagram of the article selection process with reasons for and numbers of exclusions at each stage

End of lesson day

7

Bias and confounding

1. An assessment of confounding

End of lesson day

8

Research ethical issue. Research planing

1. Timeline for review – when do you aim to complete each stage of the review
2. Extraction process (Title, authors, year, study design, site, sample size, PICO, findings, Limitation, Risk of bias etc.)

End of lesson day

9

Writing a scienctific paper and develop research proposal

1. Summary of the evidence

End of lesson day

10

Practice 2: Develop research variables, data collection tools, research plan for your own research.

1. Complete requirements from lesson 1 to 9

End of lesson day

 

> Conditions for eligibility of final exam

  1. Attendance in all practice sessions
  2. Attendance in >80% of theoretical sessions
  3. Progress score (assessment, feedback, lecture, survey) > 80% (scored individually)
  4. Submit group assignment of every lecture on time
  5. Submit an individual proposal on time (at the end of course)

 

> Grade components: Final grade = 10% course requirements + 40% project + 50% written exam

  • 10% course requirements = Complete the assessment tests for each lesson + Complete the feedback sheets after each lesson and at the end of the session
  • 40% project = Group proposal & Individual proposal


> Individual proposal:

  • Requirement:
  • Reference of Systematic Review Protocol: here

 

Group proposal 

  1. Submit the hard copy: print and submit at the department
  • Specify class, group, member's name
  • Research outline (01 copy)
  • Presentation (01 copy)
  • Template for presentation: download here
  1. Submit the soft copy on the e-learning system
  • Research outline in Word format
  • Presentation in PowerPoint format
  • Only 1 representative per group to submit

Rules for naming on Zoom

  1. All students are required to put Full name while attending the class. 
  2. See how to change your name here
  3. When you need to speak, please raise your hand. See how to raise your hand here

Attendance on zoom
  1. If webcam is not turned on, students will be automatically hidden and not counted in class participation (automatically recorded)
  2. Webcam turned on, but students do not show up -> not counted in class participation (recorded by screenshot)
  3. Students called by lecturer do not answer -> marked as absent

In case you need to go out during class
  1. When students need to go out, please send a message to the chat box. In case you did not show up on the screenshot, the message (within 10 minutes prior to the screenshot time) will save you from losing attendance.
  2. Other reasons are not acceptable


Contact:

  • Post-graduate officer: Le Xuan Hung | lexuanhung@hmu.edu.vn | 0911196443
  • Department of Research Methodology and Biostatistics: Room 414, A7 building, Hanoi Medical University No. 1 Ton That Tung, Dong Da, Hanoi