Sri Lanka Data Analysis (Lepto and Rabies) Workshop

This workshop was held at Paradise Beach Hotel, Negombo, Sri Lanka from 30th September to 4th October 2013. 


 

 

 

Trainers

  • 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.


Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.