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Research Methodology I
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Course Director: Dr. Abdulhakim Al-Rawahi

Research Methodology I

Research Methodology I is an online course that includes two main parts; online modules and a virtual discussion meeting. The modules part is a 4-5-hour online task aims to simplify the initial steps in research. It is designed for postgraduate healthcare professionals who are considered as beginners in research. However, other candidates may enroll in this course as well.

Online part outlines

Module 1: Importance and types of health-related research.

Module 2: Introduction to research question, study objectives & hypothesis.

Module 3: Literature review.

Module 4: Overview of different study designs.

Module 5: Research proposal writing

Online video: Reference management 


The Virtual discussion meeting:  this is a three-hour online meeting designed for the three Methodology courses (Research Methodology I, II, & III) in which participants are guided to apply the knowledge gained from the modules of the three courses in their research idea/projects. The outlines of this virtual session are given in Research Methodology course III.


Instructions

For the completion of this online course:

  1. You are expected to complete the online parts including the online modules, reference manager video,  and the further reading materials.
  2. Join the online forum
  3. Complete the post modules quiz
  4. Attend the virtual discussion meeting (in fourth week)
  5.  Submit feedback evaluation form 


Target Audience & registration:

Mainly OMSB Residents in early residency (preferably R1) who have not gotten ethical approval yet. OMSB trainers & Other health professionals may also be considered and can register thru the OMSB e-platform, or contacting the Research Section at OMSB (research@omsb.org).


Time:

This course is organized in every block (rotation) across the year. The online modules must be finished within the first week of each block, and the virtual discussion is conducted in the forth week within the same block. OMSB residents are enrolled in this workshop during their first research block according to their master rotation. Residents who are assigned late research block can contact the OMSB research section to undertake this workshop during R1. OMSB trainers and other health professionals should contact OMSB Research section for details at (research@omsb.org)

Duration:

The online modules part is around 4-5 Hours task and can be finished within one day or scattered in different days within the one week period. In addition, this is accompanied by an online forum (for questions and answers) that extends for the corresponding week period. The Virtual discussion is a three-hour activity.

Course Instructor
Dr Abdulhakeem Alrawahi


Course authors

Dr. AbdulHakeem Al-Rawahi ( MD, MRSC1, MSc,PhD )      

Dr. Abdullah Al-Muniri ( MSc, PhD, Research Expert )

Dr. Murtadha Al-Khabori ( MD, MSc, FRCPC )


Course Instructor

Dr. AbdulHakeem Al-Rawahi ( MD, MRSC1, MSc,PhD )      

Research Methodology II
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Course Director: Dr. Abdulhakim Al-Rawahi

Research Methodology II

Description

Research Methodology II course is an online course that includes two main parts; online modules and a virtual discussion meeting. The modules part is a five-hour task that aims to simplify research designs and methodologies. It is designed for postgraduate healthcare professionals who are considered as beginners in research. However, other candidates may enroll in this course as well.

Online workshop Outline

Module 1: research design overview

Module 2: cross-sectional design

Module 3: case-control design

Module 4: cohort design

Module 5: RCT

Module 6: diagnostic accuracy studies

Module 7: choosing appropriate design

The Virtual discussion meeting: this is a three-hour online meeting designed for the three Methodology courses (Research Methodology I, II, & III) in which participants are guided to apply the knowledge gained from the modules of the three courses in their research idea/projects. The outlines for the Virtual discussion meeting are given in Research Methodology III course.


Instructions

For the completion of this online course:

  1. You are expected to complete all online modules including the assigned exercises  and the further reading materials.
  2. Join the online forum
  3. Complete the post modules quiz
  4. Attend the virtual discussion meeting (in fourth week)
  5.  Submit feedback evaluation form 


Target Audience & registration:

Mainly OMSB Residents in early residency (preferably R1) who have not gotten ethical approval yet. OMSB trainers & Other health professionals may also be considered and can register thru the OMSB e-platform, or contacting the Research Section at OMSB (research@omsb.org).


Time:

This course is organized in every block (rotation) across the year. The online modules must be finished within the second week of each block, and the virtual discussion is conducted in the fourth week within the same block. OMSB residents are enrolled in this workshop during their first research block according to their master rotation. Residents who are assigned late research block can contact the OMSB research section to undertake this workshop during R1. OMSB trainers and other health professionals should contact OMSB Research section for details at (research@omsb.org)

Duration:

The online modules part is around 5-6 Hours task and can be finished within one day or scattered in different days within the one week period. In addition, this is accompanied by an online forum (for questions and answers) that extends for the corresponding week period. The Virtual discussion is a three-hour activity


Course authors

Dr. AbdulHakeem Al-Rawahi ( MD, MRSC1, MSc, PhD )

Course Instructors

Dr. AbdulHakeem Al-Rawahi ( MD, MRSC1, MSc, PhD )

Research Methodology III
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Course Director: Dr. Abdulhakim Al-Rawahi

Research Methodology III

Description

Research Methodology III course is an online course that includes two main parts; online modules and a virtual discussion meeting. The modules part is a 3-hour task that aims to simplify some important issues related to research methodologies. It is designed for postgraduate healthcare professionals who are considered as beginners in research. However, other candidates may enroll in this course as well.

Online workshop Outline

Module 1: sampling and sample size

Module 2: data collection methods & tools

Module 3: basics of bias in research

Module 4: basics of confounding and chance in research

Module 5: basic concepts of data analysis

The Virtual discussion meeting: this is a three-hour online meeting designed for the three Methodology courses (Research Methodology I, II, & III) in which participants are guided to apply the knowledge gained from the modules of the three Research Methodology courses in their research idea/projects. 

The outlines for the Virtual discussion meeting includes:

Discussing goodness of the participants' research ideas/questions

Discussing study designs related to participants' projects

Discussing sampling and sample size related to their projects


Instructions

For the completion of this online course:

  1. You are expected to complete all online modules including the assigned exercises  and the further reading materials.
  2. Join the online forum
  3. Complete the post modules quiz
  4. Attend the virtual discussion meeting (in fourth week)
  5.  Submit feedback evaluation form 


Target Audience & registration:

Mainly OMSB Residents in early residency (preferably R1) who have not gotten ethical approval yet. OMSB trainers & Other health professionals may also be considered and can register thru the OMSB e-platform, or contacting the Research Section at OMSB (research@omsb.org).


Time:

This course is organized in every block (rotation) across the year. The online modules must be finished within the third week of each block, and the virtual discussion is conducted in the fourth week. OMSB residents are enrolled in this workshop during their first research block according to their master rotation. Residents who are assigned late research block can contact the OMSB Research section to undertake this workshop during R1. OMSB trainers and other health professionals should contact OMSB Research section for details at (research@omsb.org)

Duration:

The online modules part is around 3-4-hours task and can be finished within one day or scattered in different days within the one week period. In addition, this is accompanied by an online forum (for questions and answers) that extends for the corresponding week period. The Virtual discussion is a three-hour activity

Course authors

Dr. AbdulHakeem Al-Rawahi ( MD, MRSC1, MSc, PhD )

Course Instructors

Dr. AbdulHakeem Al-Rawahi ( MD, MRSC1, MSc, PhD )

Introduction to Biostatistics & Basics of Statistical Testing
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Course Director: National E-Learning Platform For Health (Tebyan)Course Director: Dr. Badar Talib Al-AlawiCourse Director: Sultan Hamad Al-FarsiCourse Director: Haithem Al-JahwariCourse Director: Khadija AL-KhoziriCourse Director: Bashir Al-MaqbaliCourse Director: Dr. Abdulhakim Al-RawahiCourse Director: Saud Al.FulaitiCourse Director: Sachin JoseCourse Director: Sathiya Murthi

Introduction to Biostatistics & Basics of Statistical Testing

Research is a mandatory and integral component of all training programs in OMSB. In addition other health professionals should equip themselves with research knowledge and skills including basics of bio-statistics & basic statistical testing. In order to achieve that, this online workshop is intended to introduce the common principles of bio-statistics and  statistical testing.

Workshop Outlines:

Module 1: Fundamentals of Biostatistics

Module 2: Common Epidemiological and Statistical Measures in Health Research

Module 3: Statistical Tests

Module 4: Introduction to Multivariate Analysis

Module 5: Diagnostic Accuracy and Agreement Measures


Instructions

For the completion of this online course:

  1. You are expected to complete all the five modules of this course.
  2. Join the online discussion forum
  3. Pass the online quiz
  4. Complete the online feedback evaluation form.

After that: At any time, you are eligible to consult OMSB research expert by clicking on Book a one-to-one consultation (Click here).

Target Audience & registration:

Mainly OMSB Residents in late residency. OMSB trainers & other Healthcare professionals maybe considered and can register thru the OMSB e-platform, or contacting the Research Section at (research@omsb.org).


Time:

This online workshop is organized in a 1 week period every block (usually the first week of each block) across the year. OMSB residents are enrolled in this workshop during their second research block according to their master rotation. However, interested residents may undertake this course earlier, however, for that they have to contact the OMSB Research Section at (research@omsb.org). OMSB trainers and other health professionals should contact OMSB research section for details at (research@omsb.org) for details.

Duration:

3-4 hours, however this workshop is accompanied by an online discussion forum that extends thru the corresponding week period


Course authors

o   Dr. Abdulhakeem Alrawahi

o   Mr. Sathiya Murthi P, Statistics Specialist, OMSB.

o   Mr. Sachin Jose, Statistics Specialist, OMSB.


Course Instructors:

o   Mr. Sathiya Murthi P, Statistics Specialist, OMSB.

o   Mr. Sachin Jose, Statistics Specialist, OMSB.

o   Dr. Abdulhakeem Alrawahi


Blended Data Analysis Workshop Using IBM SPSS Statistics
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Course Director: Dr. Abdulhakim Al-RawahiCourse Director: Sachin JoseCourse Director: Sathiya Murthi

Blended Data Analysis Workshop Using IBM SPSS Statistics

Researchers including OMSB trainers and other health professionals should equip themselves with data analysis skills.  As a responsibility of the OMSB to support health professionals in research, the OMSB research section has introduced this Blended course with two main component; an online workshop and a hands-on physical workshop using IBM SPSS Statistics software.

Workshop Outlines:

Module 1: Fundamentals of Biostatistics

Module 2: Common Epidemiological and Statistical Measures in Health Research

Module 3: Statistical Tests

Module 4: Introduction to Multivariate Analysis

Module 5: Diagnostic Accuracy and Agreement Measures

Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to apply data management, common descriptive, bivariate, and multivariate analysis.

Target Audience & registration:

OMSB trainers and other healthcare professionals.  However, seats are limited (20 Nos.). 

Time:

This course will be conducted twice in a year. Preferably in May & November.

Duration:

The workshop will be conducted in two parts. The online part can be completed in 4-5 hours during a two-week period. Then, the hands-on part will be conducted over a 1 full-day (8:00 am – 4:00 pm). 

Course authors

o   Dr. Abdulhakeem Alrawahi (MD, MRCS1, MSc, PhD) OMSB.

o   Mr. Sathiya Murthi P, Statistics Specialist, OMSB.

o   Mr. Sachin Jose, Statistics Specialist, OMSB.


Course Instructors:

o   Mr. Sathiya Murthi P, Statistics Specialist, OMSB.

o   Mr. Sachin Jose, Statistics Specialist, OMSB.


Research Supervision Workshop
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Course Director: Dr. Abdulhakim Al-Rawahi

Research Supervision Workshop

Description

Research training is a fundamental part in post graduate medical education nowadays. However, good quality supervision for resident research is crucial to yield high quality research projects. Therefore, this physical Research Supervision Workshop is important for trainers to increase their skills related to research methods and research supervision, which in turn increases residents’ chance for effective research supervision.

Workshop Outlines

These are shown in the workshop schedule given below 

General objectives

at the end of this workshop, participants will be:

- Familiar with the OMSB resident research structure and process

- Able to identify needed knowledge and skills as a research supervisor

Able to identify sources of research training and other resources

- Able to manage resident research

Target Audience:

Research subcommittee members and trainers. Also, OMSB senior staff may be considered. Around 22 seats will be available

Time: 

This workshop is expected to be held physically in September-October every year. However, this date may be changed depending on the number of registered participants.

Duration: 

This physical workshop is conducted over 1-full day duration (7:30 am – 2:30 pm)

Course Instructors:

Dr. AbdulHakeem Al-Rawahi ( MD, MRSC1, MSc,PhD )


Data Entry and Management
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Course Director: Dr. Abdulhakim Al-Rawahi

Data Entry and Management

Description

Data entry is one of the most important aspects of a research process. Data can be entered directly from the data collection tool into an excel sheet or statistical analysis program including SPSS. However, these are highly prone to entry errors. The best practice for entering data is to use data entry and management software which increases the quality of data. There are various software programs available for data entry and management. Epi-Data program is widely used by researchers'  In order to train the researchers, OMSB Research section would like to conduct this hands-on physical workshop using Epi-Data software.

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to design customized data entry program for their research projects using Epi-Data software.

Target Audience & registration:

Mainly OMSB Residents in early residency. OMSB trainers & other Healthcare professionals maybe considered. Please, contact the Research Section for registration (research@omsb.org).


Venue: OMSB headquarter

Time:

Once in every block throughout the year. OMSB residents are enrolled in this physical workshop during their first research block. Others should contact the OMSB Research section at research@omsb.org

Duration:

Half a day (12 pm - 4 pm)

Course Instructors:

o   Mr. Sathiya Murthi P, Statistics Specialist, OMSB.

o   Mr. Sachin Jose, Statistics Specialist, OMSB.


Manuscript Writing
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Course Director: Dr. Abdulhakim Al-Rawahi

Manuscript Writing

Description

Gaining basic knowledge and skills in manuscript writing is crucial to produce good quality manuscripts for publication. The Research Section would like to conduct this blended course to help the OMSB residents & trainers and other health professionals to turn their research reports into scientific papers that would have good chance for publication in peer reviewed journals. the course includes two parts; an online workshop and a hands-on physical workshop.


Online workshop Outline:

Module 1: Scientific writing

Module 2: Writing the introduction and methods sections

Module 3: Writing result section

Module 4: Writing the discussion and conclusion sections

Module 5: Writing the abstract and title


The outlines of the physical workshop is similar to the online workshop, however in the physical workshop, participants' own manuscripts are discussed.


Instructions

For the completion of this blended course:

  1. You are expected to complete the modules 1 to 5 of the online workshop and the supporting materials.
  2. Join the online discussion forum of the online workshop
  3. Complete the feedback evaluation form of the online workshop.
  4. Prepare and submit a manuscript draft of your project before registering for the physical workshop
  5. Attend the physical workshop.

Target Audience & registration:

Mainly OMSB Residents who presented their projects at the last OMSB Annual Research Forum. OMSB trainers & other Healthcare professionals maybe considered. Please, contact the Research Section for registration (research@omsb.org).

Time:

This course will be held twice a year. For this year, the course is expected to be organized as follows:

-  Completing online modules and preparing the manuscripts: May - June 2021. Participants are expected to submit their manuscript drafts by the end of June.

-   Physical workshop: Mid of July, 2021.


Duration:

The hands-on physical workshop is 1-full day (8 am - 4 pm) activity. The online workshop will be made open to participants two months prior to the physical workshop (as described above). The online modules are 4-5 hours task and have to be completed in the first two weeks of the course. The manuscript preparation have to be started even prior to the course, and continued across the two months period.


At anytime, you are eligible to consult an OMSB research expert for issues related to your manuscript by clicking on "Book one to one consultation".


Course Instructor:

- Dr. AbdulHakeem AlRawahi, Head of Research Section-OMSB