Summer Research School

Guaranteed Manuscript Poster
Online Workshop

Summer 2021

  • Target Audience: All Health Specialities
  • Duration of the course: 5 weeks
  • Sunday and Thursday

  • From: June 5  To: July 12


Research is an essential component of dentistry in the 21st century in the form of epidemiological research, research in the field of bio-materials, or clinical research. The Medical Health student, post-graduate or general practitioner needs to be prepared to understand and apply; if not actually conduct research.

The scope of health research is vast and involves a lifetime of learning. Successful research requires a good idea, and the resources and method to carry out that idea. While the basic principles of research remain the same, the tools and methodology of research have become increasingly digitalized. It is therefore important for the modern researcher to be familiar with modern research software.

Although traditionally statistical analysis has been the task of the biostatistician, it is essential for the researcher to have a sound understanding of statistical methods and familiarity with statistical software packages.

The objectives of this course are as follows

  1. Introduce the participant to the fundamental concepts of research
  2. Enable the participant to distinguish between the different sources of information available and critically evaluate a paper, a source of literature and assess the different journals that publish medical literature
  3. Familiarize the participants with scientific research writing
  4. Train the participant in the techniques of finding literature online and using digital sources of information in their research and train the participant in online reference management using EndNote™ Reference Management Software
  5. Introduce the basic concepts of biostatistics and train the participant in the storage, use and fundamental analysis of data using SPSS™ data processing software
  6. Emphasize the ethical considerations in conducting scientific research.

June 3rd

Introduction and orientation
Take home assignments (proposal)
Week 1
June 24th 9:00 – 12:00 Introduction to Scientific Research Prof. H. Mosadomi





June 28th

9:00 – 10:00 Review Take home assignment (proposal writing)  
10:00 – 11:00 Literature Review and Management

1 – Sources of literature and Conducting a Literature Review


Dr. Tahani Alrahbeni

11:00 – 12:00 2 – Finding Literature Dr. Deema Alshammary
1:00 – 2:00 3 – Storing and Managing Literature Dr. Tahani Alrahbeni
2:00 – 4:00 4 – Activities Dr. Tahani Alrahbeni

Dr. Deema Alshammery

Week 2


July 1st

9:00 – 10:00 Study Design and Statistical Consultation

1 – Key concepts in selection of research methodology


Dr. Omar Al Kadhi

10:00 – 10:30 2 – Sample power calculations Dr. Omar Al Kadhi
10:30 – 12:00 3 – Formulating a research methodology Dr. Sharat Pani
 1:00 – 3:00 4 – Meta-analysis Dr. Sharat Pani

July 5th

10:00 – 11:00 Ethical Aspects of Health Research

1 –  The  Evolution  and  necessity  for ethics in Health Research


Dr. Sharat Pani

11:00 – 12:00 NIH Course in Biomedical Research Ethics Dr. Sultan Alshammery
Week 3



July 8th

9:00 – 10:00 Scientific Writing

1 – Overcoming English as a Second Language – How much of your writing can you outsource?


Dr. Tahani Alrahbeni


10:00 – 10:30 2 – Plagiarism and Plagiarism checking Dr. Tahani Alrahbeni
10:30 – 12:00 3 – Using a plagiarism checking software and interpreting the reuslts  

Dr. Tahani Alrahbeni

1:00 – 3:00 4 – Publication and choosing your journal Dr. Deema Alshammary

July 12th

9:00 – 10:00 Epidemiology and Questionnaire

1- Introduction to Epidemiology and Questionnaire design


Dr. Sharat Pani

10:00 – 12:00 2- Designing a valid questionnaire Dr. Sharat Pani
Week 4


July 15th

9:00 – 10:00 Introduction to Biostatistics Dr. Tahani Alrahbeni

Dr. Sharat Pani

10:00 – 2:00 Introduction to Data Management Dr. Tahani Alrahbeni

Dr. Sharat Pani


July 19th

9:00 – 10:00 Tests of association and difference Dr. Tahani Alrahbeni

Dr. Sharat Pani

10:00 – 2:00 Practical and implementation Dr. Deema Alshammary

Dr. Tahani Alrahbeni

Dr. Sharat Pani

Week 5
July 22nd  Research Projects
July 26th  Awards and ceremony
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