In Tunis, between July 23 and 28, 2018, the Tunisia Field Epidemiology Training Program (T-FETP) conducted its fifth and last workshop titled, Research Methodology and Protocol Development. The workshop was designed to provide participants with the research skills and tools used in investigating health problems using research protocol.
The module enabled participants to understand basics in research methodology, research protocol development steps, research study design, research data analysis, ethics in research, as well as a scientific article writing.
Through a practical exercise, the participants developed a research protocol to a study on a selected health problem that fits the research needs in Tunisia. The selected study aims to estimate the surgical incidence of the hydatid cyst disease in the twelve regions within Tunisia in the past five years. During their remaining fieldwork, residents will proceed to collect the data related to the study.
The workshop’s preliminary sessions were organized to discuss the fourth fieldwork projects’ findings of the T-FETP participants. Mentors attended these sessions and contributed to highlighting areas needed to be improved to fit the needs of each participant.
Prior to this workshop, a Training of Trainers (ToT) took place on July 21. This training focused on orienting the workshop’s facilitators on the T-FETP curriculum and learning methods and the specific material.