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Description:

This is a blended course that includes two main parts; an online modules and a virtual discussion meeting. The Online part is a three-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.

Objectives

By the end of this blended course, attending participants will be able to develop good research questions, conduct a literature review and describe requirements of research proposals.

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. Please, contact the Research Section at OMSB (research@omsb.org) for registration.


Time:

This course is organized in every block (rotation) across the year. OMSB residents are automatically enrolled in this course during their first research block. 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 & registration 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. The Virtual discussion is a three-hour activity




Description

This is a blended course that includes two main parts; an online component and a virtual discussion meeting. The Online part is a four-hour online modules 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.


Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to finalize study designs, sampling and sample size, data collection methods & tools, and statistical analysis concepts for their research projects.

Target Audience & registration

Mainly OMSB Residents in early residency (preferably R1) who have not gotten ethical approval yet. Other health professionals may also be considered. Please, contact the Research Section at OMSB (research@omsb.org) for registration.

Time:

This course is organized in every block (rotation) across the year. OMSB residents are automatically enrolled in this course during their first research block. 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 & registration 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. The Virtual discussion is a three-hour activity


Description

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.

Objectives

By the end of this online workshop, participants will be familiar with common principles of bio-statistics and common statistical testing in health related research.

Target Audience & registration

Mainly OMSB residents. OMSB trainers and other health professionals may be considered. Please, contact Research section  at research@omsb.org for registration.

Time

This online workshop is organized every block across the year. OMSB residents are automatically enrolled in this workshop during their second research block. However, interested residents may undertake this course earlier. If so, 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 & registration at (research@omsb.org)

Duration:

3-4 hours, however this workshop is accompanied by an online discussion forum that extends thru a whole block period


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 practice workshops using Epi-Data software.

Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to design customized data entry program using Epi-Data software.

Target Audience & registration:

Mianly OMSB residents in early residency years. Trainers & other health professionals may be considered. Please, contact research@omsb.org for registration

Time:

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

Duration:

Half a day (12 pm - 4 pm)


Description

Reference management tools help research scholars to create and manage their lists of references for research projects. Most tools are designed to organize citations into specific formats for the preparation of bibliographies in proposals / manuscripts. Zotero is one of the most commonly used reference management software.

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to manage the citation references using Zotero 5.0 software.

Target Audience & registration

Mainly OMSB residents in early residency years. OMSB Trainers & other health proffesionals may be considered. Please, contact the Research section at research@omsb.org for registration.

Time:

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

Duration:

Half a day Workshop (8.30 am - 12.30 pm).


Description

Gaining basic knowledge and skills in manuscript writing is crucial to produce good quality manuscripts for publication. The Research Section in collaboration with Oman Medical Journal (OMJ) 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.

Objectives

The workshop has the following general objectives:

To increase the chance of publication in the research projects.

To develop participants scientific writing skills in publishing scientific research.

To turn the research reports to publishable good quality papers.

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 at research@omsb.org for registration

Time:

This course will be conducted twice a year, preferably in April & May.

Duration:

The online workshop is around 4-5 hours course, and will be made open to participants three months prior to the physical workshop in order for the participants to prepare their manuscript draft that will be discussed in the physical workshop.The hands-on physical workshop is 1-full day activity.