This workshop was held at Paradise Beach Hotel, Negombo, Sri Lanka from 30th September to 4th October 2013.
- Dr Sithar Dorjee: University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Sithar Dorjee is a veterinary epidemiologist from Bhutan currently completing a PhD in epidemiology at University of Prince Edward Island. He is experienced in epidemiological research and teaching data analysis using Epi Info.
- Dr Suneth Agampodi: Rajarata University, Sri Lanka
Suneth Agampodi is Head of the Department of Community Medicine, Rajarata University, with a strong background in infectious disease epidemiology and teaching/promoting epidemiological research.
The use of Epi Info 7 to analyse epidemiological disease data:
- Demonstrate best practice approach to descriptive analyses of disease data.
- Provide a working knowledge of the use of Epi Info 7 for descriptive data analysis. Teaching sessions and practical exercises based on the CIP data that has been collected.
The use of Epi Info 7 to analyse epidemiological questionnaire data:
- Demonstrate best practice approach to descriptive analyses of questionnaire data.
- Provide a working knowledge of the use of Epi Info 7 for descriptive data analysis.
- Teaching sessions and practical exercises based on the CIP data that has been collected.
Supervised analysis of CIP data:
- To support the participants to analyse their CIP datasets.
- To assist with the preparation of summary tables and figures. • Participant-led under supervision.
- Divide variables up among the participants in each CIP.
Interpreting, presenting and discussing the results of the analyses:
- To discuss the results of these analyses and the interpretation of these results.
- To identify whether further analyses are required.
- To prepare the data for these further analyses.
- Discussions within individual CIP groups facilitated by trainers.
- Participant presentations followed by all-participant discussions.
Incorporating these analyses into the final CIP reports:
- To practise presenting scientific study results to an audience.
- To share the knowledge gained by the different participant groups.
- To start to compile the Final Reports for the CIPs focussing on the results section.
- General teaching session on the “anatomies of a report and a scientific paper”.
- Final CIP report compilation by participants.