Workshop on Utilisation of Clinical Data for Patients Prognosis

Workshop on Utilisation of Clinical Data for Patients Prognosis


08 Nov 2017 - 09 Nov 2017    
08:30 - 17:00


SPM Computer Lab, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Level 5, Block J, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603

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This workshop is intended for students and clinicians who have no (or very little) experience in prognostic research. In this workshop, the basic concepts of prognostic research, study design, methodological issues and data analysis will be discussed. The workshop will be interactive and comprise largely a hands-on approach in formulating research questions, appraising prognostic studies, and conducting a basic statistical analysis.


Day 1

0830-0900 Registration

0900-0930 Making sense of prognostic research

0930-1030 Formulating your research questions in prognostic research

1030-1100 Coffee break

1100-1200 Principles of prognostic research

1200-1300 Study design and principles of analysis

1300-1400 Lunch break

1400-1530 Prognostic research – Causal versus Predictive?

1530-1600 Q&A session / Closure.

Day 2

0830-0900 Registration

0900-0930 Appraising prognostic study

0930-1030 Appraising prognostic study I

1030-1100 Coffee break

1100-1200 Appraising prognostic study II (Practical)

1200-1300 Group Discussion

1300-1400 Lunch break

1400-1600 Introduction to prognostic research analysis

1600-1630 Q&A session / Closure


Associate Prof Dr Nirmala Bhoo Pathy

Dr Nirmala is an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya and also serve as a research consultant to clinical professionals. She also conducts research workshops in the Ministry of Health Malaysia and undertakes part-time teaching in Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom.

Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki

Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki is a senior lecturer in Epidemiology in the Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya. She received training in Evidence-Based Medicine from the University of Oxford and formal exposure in Clinical Epidemiology from the University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherland.


UM Student: RM240
UM Staff: RM350
Others: RM500

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Julius Centre University of Malaya (JCUM)
Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya, Malaysia.

The Julius Centre University of Malaya (JCUM) was established in 2008. Using advanced epidemiological methods and health data analytics, JCUM aims to be a regional referral centre for learning and research in the areas of epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, and biostatistics. The head of this centre is Assoc Prof Dr Noran Naqiah Mohd Hairi