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NDC102: INTRODUCTION TO DATA MANAGEMENT COURSE
Course Director: Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD
Consultant Physician, Medical Oncologist & Hematologist Executive Director/CEO: International Cancer Institute (ICI)
P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya
Lead Faculty: Mr. Stephen Karuru
Data Manager, Head of Office of Data and IT, International Cancer Institute
Course Coordination: Dr. Chizi Kiti
Head, Office of Education and Training International Cancer Institute (ICI)
P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya
This educational activity is provided by International Cancer Institute (ICI)
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation
ICI Education & Training Mission Statement
The ICI Preceptorship Program Mission is to measurably contribute to cancer patients’ safety and other health outcomes and to support practice improvement by providing CME/CPD activities that enhance the ability of Physicians and other health-care team members to deliver quality and optimal healthcare services.
The purpose of the ICI Preceptorship Program is to develop educational activities that clearly link the needs of the learner/participants with the planning process, format and delivery of each activity, resulting in high quality continuing medical education/continued Professional development opportunities that will increase the knowledge, competence and performance of healthcare providers.
Type of Activities Provided by ICI
In order to accomplish our educational goals, ICI CME uses a range of activity formats based on the content and desired results of the activity. Current offerings include live and video conference activities, live regularly scheduled series, internet CME activities, enduring materials, and hands-on skills workshops. ICI also jointly sponsors activities with regional specialty societies, non-profit educational organizations, and government agencies when mutually desired goals and outcomes are best achieved by such relationships.
The course targets to train personnel working in health records departments in government and private hospitals to promote their data handling skills.
Statement of Need
Patient-level data is of key importance in making policies on behalf of the patients receiving oncology care. The research and data courses will help the participants to critically evaluate the current data management processes and begin to suggest ways to improve the quality and consistency of the data collected. The participants will gain skills to use the data to communicate improvements within the cancer control continuum, report to the supervisors and their counties/countries with the aim to improve cancer control in their county, and to develop abstracts and manuscripts for the data collected.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Understand Research Methods for Cancer
- Understand Cancer epidemiology
- Understand the research ethical concerns in cancer research
- Appreciate simple concepts of quantitative and qualitative data
- Identify the different types of Cancer data being collected in the health facility the work from screening data, biopsy and results, clinical care and management, Laboratory tests and other investigations, oncology pharmacy, palliative care
- Develop data collection tools in their work department for the collection of cancer data
- Be able to collect data with the
- Appreciate the DHIS tools that collect cancer data and the Cancer Registry (CanReg5).
- Be familiar with the steps on manuscript development
- Describe the current data management tools in the Kenyan Public Health Care System
- Demonstrate the skills in developing data collecting tools at each level of the cancer continuum
- Submit various cancer reports to the facility in charge and the county or country of work
- Appreciate the reporting needs for major cancers in their respective place of work (e.g Cancer Breast, Cervical, and Prostate Cancers, etc)
- Conduct basic data analysis and visualization
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
International Cancer Institute (ICI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ICI for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The faculty must report any financial relationships or contractual relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to improve their work output at their respective place of work as well as their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient or client management.
Method of Participation and Request for Credit
To receive credit for this activity, participants must review the activity information including learning objectives and faculty/planner disclosures, and actively participate in the educational activity. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the post-activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.
The Program Lectures
Orientation to the course Mr. Stephen Karuru, (Tuesday, 9th March 2021 3.30 pm- 4.00 pm EAT)
- Introduction to Research and Research Methods (Mr. Mark Otiende), Tuesday, 9th March 2021 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm EAT)
- Epidemiology of Cancer in Kenya – Ann Korir (Thursday, 11th March 2021 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm EAT)
- Qualitative research methods I- Abraham Mulwo (Tuesday, 16th March 2021 4.00 pm- 5.30 pm EAT)
- Qualitative research methods II- Abraham Mulwo (Thursday, 18th March 2021 4.00 pm- 5.30 pm EAT)
- Quantitative research methods I – Mercy Rop (Tuesday, 23rd March 20214.00 pm – 5 pm EAT)
- Quantitative research methods II – Mercy Rop (Thursday, 25th March 2021)
- Cancer registry and its role in cancer reporting – Ann Korir (Tuesday, 30th March 2021)
- Health Information System and its role in performance management – Laban Murgor (Thursday, 1st April 2021 4.00 pm- 5.30 pm EAT)
- Cancer Data Tools I (Developing Sample forms )- Stephen Karuru (Tuesday, 6th April 2021 4.00 pm- 5.30 pm EAT)
- Cancer Data Tools II – Stephen Karuru (Thursday, 8th April 2021 4.00 pm- 5.30 pm EAT)
- Introduction to MS Excel for data reporting and visualization Stephen Karuru (Tuesday, 13th April 2021 4.00 pm- 5.30 pm EAT)
- Data Cleaning and Coding Stephen Karuru (Thursday, 15th April 2021 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm EAT)
- Role of Monitoring and Evaluation in HMIS and Data Collection- Carolyne Chemweno (Tuesday, 20th April 2021 4.00 pm- 5.30 pm EAT)
NDC 100: ICI Data Management Course
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Participants should be willing to spend at least 4 hours per week on this online course over a period of 7 weeks (Duration 28 hours)
All those interested in the registration to this course, please send your information to
ICI acknowledges that the funding for this preceptorship has been proudly supported by Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.
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