Announcement for Research Method Training

Bhutan Health Journal, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan in collaboration with the Australian National University in Australia is conducting a research method training virtually every Friday from 22nd July 2022 for a period of 6 weeks at 4-6 pm BST.
Number of available slots: 10
Eligibility: Health background
All interested faculties from KGUMSB and the teaching hospitals can apply. Other participants will be offered seats depending on the availability of seats.

Aims and Objectives
The aim of this study is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to develop a research proposal for undertaking public health research.

Specific objectives are:

  1. Develop a clearly defined rationale of study and formulate explicit study objectives and/or research questions based on the literature review.
  2. Understand different study designs and methods, and their advantage and disadvantages for investigating public health problems.
  3. Develop a feasible research plan including logistics and timelines, roles and responsibilities of team members, and anticipated challenges/risks in conducting the study.
  4. Effectively communicate research methods and results to a scientific audience, and prepare to lay communities and potential participants to participate in a research study.

At the end of this course, participants are expected to develop their research proposal.

Course methodology
The course will be delivered as two-hour online teaching on each topic. Participants will develop a proposal of parts covered in the preceding lecture in the next one week. In the following week, the participants will share their work through a presentation for feedback and fine-tuning of their proposal. At the end of the entire course, participants will have developed a research proposal.


  1. Introduction and overview-research proposals
  2. Research question, rationale, aim, and objectives
  3. Literature review and critical appraisal
  4. Study design, sampling, and data collection
  5. Ethics, publishing, and presenting

The participants have to commit at least 6 hours per week of self-study to develop the proposal.

Resource persons:

  1. Kinley Wangdi
    MBBS, MSc (Trop Med), PhD
    NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow Department of Global Health
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health ANU College of Health & Medicine The Australian National University
  1. Kuenzang Chhezom MBBS MD
    Assistant Professor, Basic and Clinical Biochemistry
    Dy. Dean, Student Affair, Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
    Managing Editor, Bhutan Health Journal
    Laboratory Consultant, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan

Please send your applications to Mr. Pema Lhundrup at For details call
00975-2-339319 during office hours.

Receipt of applications: On or before 20th July 5:00 pm.

(Dr Kinzang P. Tshering)
   President, KGUMSB

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