The Faculty of the Department is involved in the teaching of biostatistical and epidemiological methods and medical demography for various undergraduate, post-graduate and para-medical courses in the Institute. These courses are run through out each semester, each year. Some of these courses have full paper in biostatistics. The details of these courses are given below:
|S.No||Name of the Course||Course Details|
The Department gives two short basic courses in Principles of Biostatistics and Vital and Health Statistics as part of the prescribed courses extending over a period of 25 hours and includes lectures and classroom problem solving exercises.
In addition, to this, two joint seminars on Fertility and Mortality Measurements and Interpretation of Life Table method and Family Planning Evaluation studies are given in collaboration with the Centre for Community Medicine (CCM) during the clinical phase of the MBBS Programme.
Post certificate Course in Nursing and
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Medical Technology in Radiography
30 hours of lectures and classroom practical exercises are given in basic Statistical Techniques applicable to these two areas.
|2.||Post-graduate courses||Centre for Community Medicine
The following four courses of study extending over a period of 200 hours during the 3 years of the M.D. Programmes are run regularly. These courses include lectures, classroom problem solving exercises and student presentations and discussions of relevant published material.
a) Principles of Biostatistics
b) Vital and Health Statistics including selected aspects of Technical Demography
c) Statistics in Public Health
Administration (Evaluation and operational Research)
d) Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
In addition to these regular courses, the Faculty of the Department regularly participates in Journal Club sessions and Thesis Review sessions in the Centre for Community Medicine.
|M. Biotech & M.Sc.(Nursing)
For students of M. Biotech & M.Sc.(Nursing) combined course consisting of 45 hours of lectures and assignment is undertaken during the July session every year. During the course, students are taught basics of Biostatistical methods relevant to their discipline. An end line evaluation of the course is done
Other Postgraduate courses
The Department is running optional courses, twice a year on Design of Research studies and selected biostatistical techniques in the collection, analysis and presentation of Medical Research data for the Postgraduate students. The course in Design of Research projects, consisting of six lectures is given in the months of Oct.-Nov. and the course in Design of Research projects and analysis of data, consisting of 14 lectures including two practical sessions, in the months of Feb.- March, every year. Research staff and Faculty members also attend this course along with the postgraduate students. This course is given in the evenings, from 5.15 to 6.30 P.M. to suit the convenience of the students and staff in the clinical departments.
The Department also runs periodically, on demand, specially designed courses on statistical methods in Biological Assays, Survival analysis, Epidemiological methods & other applied techniques to the Postgraduate students in Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Reproductive Biology, Biochemistry, Gastroenterology, Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital and Anesthesiology.
Clinical Epidemiology Unit (CEU)
Besides the above mentioned courses, all the Faculty members of the department are actively involved in the training activities of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit (CEU) of AIIMS. The CEU carries out training programs from time to time for the Faculty & research scientists in AIIMS as well from other medical colleges and Institutions and the Faculty of the department acts as the resource persons in these training courses.
|3.||Continuing Medical Education (CME)||
The Faculty of the Department regularly participates and delivers lectures under continuing medical education programmes, seminars, national and international conferences and pre-conference courses & workshops held at various parts of the country and abroad.