Introducing
RESEARCH PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT

This course is designed to provide the skills necessary for researchers to design and write up a full research protocol appropriate to the field of study. A well-written research protocol is fundamental to success in achieving the intended research aims and solving the intended problem.

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Research Protocol Development

Course Details

Background

This course is designed to provide the skills necessary for researchers to design and write up a full research protocol appropriate to the field of study. A well written research protocol is fundamental to success in achieving the intended research aims and solving the intended problem.

Rationale

Many individuals struggle with how to write a good comprehensive research protocol. This course is just right for the time and crisis at hand to offer hands-on experience in proposal development.

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Code

RDP
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Fees

K2, 000 per person
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Location

Online
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Contact

Dr. Sepiso K Masenga, BSc, MSC, PhD
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Dates

Commencement date: 4th January, 2021

Aim

To provide skills and competencies for leaners to be able to write a complete research protocol appropriate for the field and intended research questions they want to address.

Objectives

At the end of the program Learners should be able to:

  1. Understand basic research concepts and characteristics
  2. Understand the research process and its application
  3. Understand research protocol outline and how to write each subsection
  4. Understand the process of research protocol publishing

Competencies

At the end of this course, learners will be able to do the following:

  1. Conduct and write a systematic literature review
  2. Use a Referencing manager
  3. Write out SMART aims
  4. Write a statement of the problem and Rationale
  5. Calculate the sample size for the study
  6. Be able to write the methodology
  7. Writing ethical statements
  8. Design data collection tools
  9. Design Gannt charts and Budgets
  10. Format protocols with live table of contents, figures and tables
  11. Knowledgeable on how to publish a research protocol or proposal

Entry requirements

The candidate must possess a minimum of a certificate in any health-related course or be a student or learner at certificate or diploma or degree level. It will be advantageous if the learner is currently working on or planning to design a research proposal.

Expected prior knowledge

None. This course is appropriate even for beginners

COURSE DELIVERY.

Intensive 2 weeks of didactic lectures, hands-on practical and tutorials sessions

QUALIFICATION

Upon successful completion the candidates will be awarded a certificate in Research Protocol Development. This qualification will only apply to a student who passes the final exam.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to Scientific Research
  2. Research Process and designs
  3. Formulation of Hypothesis, research question and aims
  4. Referencing manager
  5. Literature review
  6. Problem statement
  7. Rationale/Justification of the study
  8. Sample size calculation
  9. Sampling methods
  10. Data Collection and data collection tools
  11. Data Analysis and Interpretation plan
  12. Protocol Summary
  13. Ethical considerations
  14. Gant chart and budgets
  15. Appendices: Participant Information Sheet, Consent forms, Data collection tools
  16. Formatting protocol
  17. Publishing a research protocol

Lesson Schedule

Day

Lesson/activity

Lecturer/ Facilitator

Day 1

Introduction to Scientific Research

Research Process and designs

Dr.  SK Masenga

Day 2

Problem statement

Rationale/Justification of the study

Literature review

Dr.  SK Masenga

Day 3

Referencing manager

Formulation of Hypothesis

Dr.  SK Masenga

Day 4

Research designs

Specific aims

Dr. Masenga SK

Day 5

Sample size calculation

Mr Hamooya

Day 6

Sampling methods and eligibility criteria

Ethical considerations

Data Collection and data collection tools

Dr.  SK Masenga  

Day 7

Data Analysis and Interpretation plan

Protocol Summary

Gant chart and budgets

Appendices    

Mr.  BM Hamooya

Dr.  SK Masenga  

 

Day 8

Formatting protocol

Publishing a research protocol

Dr. Masenga SK

Day 9

Proposal example

Dr. Masenga SK

Day 10

Presentations and assignment due

Dr. Masenga SK

note

Final proposal reports due 14 days after completion (day 10)

Dr. Masenga SK

Teaching Methods

Lectures, Hands-on Tutorials and Assignments

Timing and schedules

Note: select one when applying

  • Option A: 06:00 – 08:00
  • Option B: 10:00 – 12:00
  • Option C: 12:00 – 14:00
  • Option D: 16:00 – 18:00
  • Option E: 18:00 – 20:00

Assessment Method

  • Assignment 20%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Final Project 60%

Certifications

Mulungushi University certificate will be provided

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