By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 31st December:- The School of Public Health conducted ten day “Workshop on Basic Epidemiology and Biostatistics” from 22nd December 2016 to 31st December 2016. This was the 5th in the series of workshops being conducted by School of Public Health on Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The objectives of the workshop were to develop skills in the field of medical research and public health to plan a study, to choose an appropriate study design and also to present the study results and interpret them in a scientific manner.
The resource persons were Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Dr. P.V.M. Lakshmi, Dr.Ravindra Khaiwal, Dr. Mona Duggal, Dr. Shankar Prinja, School of Public Health, PGI, Chandigarh. Participants came from various institutes across the country including Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Delhi and Chandigarh. The participants gave a positive feedback. The participants said the workshop was ‘comprehensive and clear’ and the practical sessions were ‘interesting and interactive’. They appreciated learning how to work on a new software and found Epi Info to be a ‘great tool for data collection, compilation and analysis’. The participants gained a lot of knowledge and skills in basics of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.