SEVEN DAYS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP BY M.U.HS. NASHIK: THOSE WERE ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE


Author of Article: DR. Gajanan Bhalerao (PT). MPTH NEURO, Certified Adult NDT therapist, HOD Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Dept in Sancheti Hospital Shivajinagar Pune, Associate Professor & HOD  PT in Neuro Rehabilitation  DEPT at Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Shivajinagar Pune

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik had organised a 7 day Research methodology workshop for all PhD scholars of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik from 16/04/2015 to 22/04/2015. Dr. Shekar Sakharam Rajderkar M.D ( Preventive & Social Medicine) Pro Vice-Chancellor Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik was the Chief organizer of workshop. The chief guest and one of the speaker was Prof. Dr. Arun Jamkar Vice-Chancellor.

We – all the PhD scholars are thankful to both of them fro organizing such an enriching and informative workshop on research methodology . In seven days they covered all the aspects of research methodology.

SCHEDULE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP FOR P.h.D. SCHOLARS 16th – 22nd April 2015

Day 1 –16th April 2015

Time Session Facilitator
10.00 to 10.30 am Registration & Breakfast
10.30 to 11.30am Inauguration Hon.V.C. Prof. Dr. Jamkar Hon. Pro V.C.Dr. Rajderkar Hon.Registrar Dr.Garkal
11.30 to 01.00 pm Motivating people for Research Hon. V.C.Prof.Dr.Jamkar
01.00 to 01.30 pm LUNCH
01.30 to 03.00pm Criteria for Ph.D. Research Hon.Pro V.C.Dr. Rajderkar
03.00 to 05.00 pm Types of Bio Medical& Social & Over Look Research(Tea will be served in the session) Hon.Pro V.C.Dr. Rajderkar
05.00 to 05.30 pm Group Activity

Day 2 – 17thApril 2015

Time Session Facilitator
09.00 to 10.00 am Breakfast&Tea
10.00 to 11.30am Descriptive – Cross Sectional Studies Dr. A.P.Kulkarni
11.30 to 01.00 pm Analytical Case Control Studies Dr. A.P.Kulkarni
01.00 to 01.30 pm LUNCH
01.30 to 03.00pm Descriptive –Longitudinal Studies Dr. A.P.Kulkarni
03.00 to 04.30 pm Cohort Study, Nested Case Control Studies(Tea will be served in the session) Dr. A.P.Kulkarni
04.30 to 05.30 pm Ethics in Medical Profession Dr.Chavan K.D.(COE,MUHS)

[Day 3 –18th April 2015

Time Session Facilitator
09.00 to 10.00 am Breakfast& Tea
10.00 to 12.30pm Motivating people for Research Hon. V.C. Prof. Dr.Jamkar
12.30 to 1.30pm Experimental Studies (Animal Studies) Dr.M.D.Gokhale
01.30 to 02.00 pm LUNCH
2.00 to 03.30 pm Invitro, invivo ,in ovo Studies, Xeno Diagnosis ,Transgenesis Dr.M.D.Gokhale
03.30 to 04.30 pm Non Randomized Experimental Studies Dr. J.V. Dixit
04.30 to 05.30 pm Randomized Control Trial(Tea will be served in the session) Dr. J.V. Dixit

Day 4 – 19thApril 2015

Time Session Facilitator
09.00 to 10.00 am Breakfast&  Tea
10.00 to 11.30am Types of Sample, Sampling Techniques, Cluster Sampling, Convenience Sampling Dr. Ashok Vankudre
11.30 to 01.00 pm Pro’s & Con’s of Probability & Convenient Sampling, Sampling Errors, Bias, Confounding factor Dr. Ashok Vankudre
01.00 to 01.30 pm LUNCH
01.30 to 03.00pm Importance of Representative Sample in Ph.D. odds ratio, Relative Risk, Attributable Risk & Strength of Association Dr. Seema Patrikar
03.00 to 05.00 pm Test’s of Significance(Tea will be served in the session) Dr. Seema Patrikar
05.00 to 05.30 pm Group Activity

Day 5 –20th April 2015

Time Session Facilitator
09.00 to 10.00 am Breakfast& Tea
10.00 to 11.30am  Research Methodology – Continued. Part – II Hon.ProV.C.Dr.Rajderkar
11.30 to 01.00 pm  Research Methodology – Continued. Part – III Hon.ProV.C.Dr.Rajderkar
01.00 to 01.30 pm LUNCH
01.30 to 03.00pm Health System Research with srt Impact evaluation of  National Health  programmes. Dr.Daniel Joseph
03.00 to 05.00 pm Hypothesis ,Null Hypothesis ,Cooking or Tampering of data ,Plagiarism(Tea will be served in the session) Hon.ProV.C.Dr.Rajderkar
05.00 to 05.30 pm Group Activity

Day 6 – 21th April 2015

Time Session Facilitator
09.00 to 10.00 am Breakfast &  Tea
10.30 to 11.15am Ayurvedic Reseach Methodogy Dr. Yogini kulkarniDr. Mohan Joshi
11.15 to 12.15 pm Ayurvedic Tools for Research Dr. Yogini kulkarniDr. Mohan Joshi
12.15 to 1.00 pm Group activity 1:(Study designs, Ayurvedic Literature search) All faculty
01.00 to 02.00 pm LUNCH
02.00 to 03.00 pm Drug Research Dr. Apoorva SangoramDr. Manasi Deshpande
03.00 to 3.30 pm Group activity 2:Drug Standardization for Ayurvedic Drugs All Faculty
03.30 to 04.30 pm Clinical Trial, Reverse Pharmacology Dr. Supriya BhaleraoDr. Yogini Kulkarni
04.30 to 05.30 pm Group Discussio, Question & Answer on:·         Scientific Writing & Publication·         Data Analysis, Statistics·         Bibliography·         Manuscriptology Dr. Shekhar RajderkarAnd all faculty

Day 7 – 22th April 2015

Time Session Facilitator
09.00 to 10.00 am Breakfast &  Tea
10.00 to 11.30am Homeopathic Research an over view Dr.Kavishwar
11.30o 01.00 pm  Homeopathy  -The challenges in Research Dr.Kumar Dhawale
01.00 to 01.30 pm LUNCH
01.30 to 03.00pm Dr.Barwalia
03.00 to 05.00 pm (Tea will be served in the session) Dr.Bhasme
05.00 to 05.30 pm Valedictory Hon.V.C.Prof.Dr.Jamkar Hon.ProV.C.Dr.RajderkarHon.Registrar Dr.Garkal

Hon.V.C. Prof. Dr. Jamkar sir gave a very motivation and informative talk on “Motivating people for Research”.

Dr. Shekar Sakharam Rajderkar sir has given lot of emphasis on good research question and hypothesis of the study. If we are clear with the research question and hypothesis it is easy to design a study.

Research question-

  • Should end with question
  • Spell out variable- malaria, complication, cure
  • Que framed correctly and ambiguously
  • Who is the participant?- patient with malaria, typhoid
  • Whould tell u the study design- descriptive, association,
    • association study- factor a disease and B –risk factor
    • association – analytical study
    • efficacy/effect/efficiency study

Dr. A.P.Kulkarni gave very good lecture on Descriptive  Studies. It made our idea more clear about descriptive studies.

Dr. J.V. Dixit explained the experimental studies very well.

Statistics is  very difficult subject  but Dr. Seema Patrikar made it look very simple.

Next few days there was discussion on Ayurveda and homeopathy research. It was good integration of different fields of medicines.

In day time we learned about the research and in evening time we enjoyed our stay in MUHS Nashik campus. They had arranged accommodation at the cost of just Rs 100/day. Staying arrangement was too good. It was good that we did not had TV in our room so we spent more time in interacting with each others, playing and walking around the university.

Every evening we physio and other faculty Phd scholars used walk daily 4-5 km around and out of University. These few moment with each others were the best moments of life. No professional tension, no personal issues. Just chatting around and walking. I never walked so much in my daily life. Going for dinner in different part of city. had dinner in hotels, food on small stalls, ice Gola, Pani puri..egg roll….  wow! The food was never tastier than that days.

After walking for dinner, we used to come back to university guest house, sit in the open lawns there and had brain storming session on discussing each others research project/synopsis. We discussed and refined our research question, study design, methodology hypothesis, statistical tests and review of literature. We had faculty from Ayurveda, biochemistry, homeopathy, PSM and physiotherapy. So we exchanged each others inputs in our project. Due to interdisciplinary discussion our problems solved in few minutes. It was the best learning session outside class room teaching.

I think, i  learned and enjoyed the most only in these 7 days. It was the best learning experience with fun. I wish i could get chance to attend similar kind of workshops and stay in university campus every year. It was the best change from my professional life. I miss those day every day. That’s why i say ” SEVEN  DAYS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP BY M.U.HS. NASHIK : THOSE WERE ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE!”

 EXPERIENCE OF OTHER PHD SCHOLARS

Dr. Sachin S. Gawande PhD scholar Physiotherapist Lecturer  Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Shivajinagar Pune

It was a huge knowledge fest for me, initially it was in mind that it will be boring oldies workshops around but it was so fascinated me that whole day it was research it has changed my mind a lot. those were days filled with fun with knowledge, morning roaming around the MUHS campus, then rush for Nashik special Break fast and brain stimulating research lecturer it was so fun.,
But its not end of it in the evening plastic ball cricket matches , roaming around the holy city of Nashik late night research discussions seriously it was not just a research workshop. it was a research picnic for me. 🙂 thank u guys for all this. thank Gajanan sir.

Dr. Saral Machhirke PhD scholar Physiotherapist Goverment Medical college and Hospital Nagpur

‘The seven days Research Methodology Workshop to be held by MUHS’ , the idea of starting this was sucking before we were to register. It was how the hell university is going to do this on this short notice..and we were like..what we are going to do for seven days at university campus, leaving our family and responsibility at home. we register and day came when we reached there..staying arrangement was done in guest house on sharing basis..Right from the start.. I found a amazing group of people from Sancheti College of Physiotherapy on the first day itself..I was knowing them by names only till then as they were my batchmates of Ph.D..but we met and I felt like we are friends from ages..and the journey started…registrations..lots of wonderful and educative sessions from Vice chancellor, Pro vice-chancellor and other faculties..very interactive, clear and mind-boggling sessions..we had so much of fun while studying too..and then at evenings it was the best time I ever had..Roaming in University campus, chats, roaming outside for dinner, movie masti,  laughters till stomach ache, emotions, night chat kattas in campus and unending discussions over the thesis topics…everything was out of the world…I met and knew new people but some of them will remain in life for lifetime….leaving MUHS on last day was giving lump in throat !! Miss those days a lot …Hope they come again and we will live it to fullest again and again. Thanks MUHS for letting us know what is life all about !!!!
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 Ms. Mohini Nakhale PhD scholar Biotechnology MGM hospital Sewagram Wardha
These seven days turns life into new research era. Before coming over there I was thought this workshop will be bored like other workshop. But as the session going on day by day I realized that it most important to know yourself. Not only regarding to research topics (Synopsis) but also as a researcher where we stand. These seven days build up our knowledge as well as communication with others. I had  discussed my topic with Honorable Pro-VC & my new colleague who’s from physiotherapy department of Sancheti Hospital, Pune and some from Nagpur (Ayurved) & they suggested the lots of important modification which is helpful for me. Beyond this class session we enjoyed a lot. Meet new people, knowing, interacting, discussing topic with them. Have lots of fun over there like playing bat ball first time in life…… walking daily 4-5 km. teasing each other. But missing the Night Kataa…..and you guys. This seven day not only gives us knowledge but also new friends who never forgettable. 

I wish those day come again and this time we again gather & enjoy…beyond our professional life.  
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Rohit Suresh PhD Scholar Medical Biochemistry Student

MIMER Medical College Talegaon Dhabade, Pune
In my childhood days, I have often heard the story about the boy who cried wolf. Every now and then I would think that the workshop would happen now, then another now and followed by endless now. Finally when it was announced I could not believe it. Here I was all ready and packed for the seven day agenda. Honestly I had no preconceived notions about the workshop. So when I entered MUHS for the first time I was in awe of the campus. The campus is really a secluded and tranquil resort for education. But more than the ambiance I was excited about the 7 days of research methodology knowledge that I was about to garner. They say ignorance is bliss but thank God my ignorance pertaining to research was eliminated after hearing to the various talks in the workshop. I realized that my concept about research was delusional and naive. The workshop really made me understand concepts ranging from types of studies, framing of hypothesis and research questions and oh how can I forget the itch in everyone’s synopsis – sample size calculation. It was certainly a nice amalgamation of facts presented lucidly. And during the final few days as thoughts of doubt lingered about the Ayurveda and Homeopathy modules, they turned out to be truly an elixir for my synopsis. My research involves herbal extracts, so the entire section about standardization of herbal extracts was a real game changer for my study. Though I thought I was tech savvy, even that veil was removed. The introduction to so many software’s that makes researcher’s life easy was like the crowning glory of the workshop. Another important aspect was that we all interacted with myriad people with different outlook towards research. Understanding and appreciating their topics helped us introspect about our own topics. In the end to say it in pure Nashik terms, the seven days of workshop was like a beautifully laid thali at Panchavati hotel. It was indeed a beautiful layout of all the wonderful delicacies of research and wonderful blend of knowledge, people and fun.
 

Note if any other PhD scholar want to share his or her experience here then he is welcome. Please send your experience on my email id gajanan_bhalerao@yahoo.com or you can write in the comments section. I will add that with your name in this blog.

4 responses to “SEVEN DAYS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP BY M.U.HS. NASHIK: THOSE WERE ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE

  1. those were days filled with fun with knowledge, morning roaming around the MUHS campus, then rush for Nashik special Break fast and brain stimulating research lecturer it was so fun.,
    but its not end of it in the eveing plastic ball cricket matches 😛 , roaming around the holy city of Nashik late night research discussions seriously it was not just a research workshop. it was a research picnic for me. 🙂 thank u guys for all this. thank Gajanan sir.

  2. ‘The seven days Research Methodology Workshop to be held by MUHS’ , the idea stating this was sucking before we were to register. It was how the hell university is going to do this on this short notice..and we were like..what we are going to do for seven days at university campus, leaving our family and responsibilty at home. we register and day came when we reached there..staying arrangement was done in guest house on sharing basis..Right from the start.. I found a amazing group of people from Sancheti College of Physiotherapy on the first day itself..I was knowing them by names only till then as they were my batchmates of Ph.D..but we met and I felt like we are friends from ages..and the journey started…registrations..lots of wonderful and educative sessions from Vice chancellor, Pro vice-chancellor and other faculties..very interactive, clear and mind-boggling sessions..we had so much of fun while studying too..and then at evenings it was the best time I ever had..Roaming in University campus, chats, roaming outside for dinner, movie masti, laughters till stomach ache, emotions, night chat kattas in campus and unending discussions over the thesis topics…everything was out of the world…I met and knew new people but some of them will remain in life for lifetime….leaving MUHS on last day was giving lump in throat !! Miss those days a lot …Hope they come again and we will live it to fullest again and again. Thanks MUHS for letting us know what is life all about !!!!

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