NUMS Department of Public Health (NDPH) organized a two-day Workshop from March 16 to 17 at its PWD Campus to train its students to develop research skills particularly literature research, referencing and hands on SPSS.


NDPH aimed at producing a force of Public Health experts having research skills and abilities to evolve innovative health policies and programs for community development.


Highlighting the importance of research, the speakers said that scientific progress can only be made by following principles of research. Research generates novel ideas, builds credibility, and develops understanding and analytical skills so a researcher could implement his or her guts to rationalize the work and build a better foundation for followers in the career field and so they could take the right decision at the right time.


The ceremony was moderated by Dr Raima Asif (Assistant Professor Public Health). She delivered a comprehensive overview of Literature Search and Zotero (Referencing Manager) on the first day of Workshop which was followed by Hands on Practice on Mendeley (Referencing Manager) by Ms Rubab Zulfiqar (Lecturer Public Health).


Lt Col Tahira Amjad (Retd), Associate Professor Community Medicine Department FUSH was the moderator on the second day of workshop. She conducted Hands on Practice on SPSS. The activity began with a pre –session survey to determine the knowledge of the participants regarding the subject. She delivered the knowledge in a very professional way while giving an opportunity to try out new methods and explore advanced dimension of learning. The workshop was concluded by a post-session survey to get feedback on its usefulness and to understand what improvement was needed for such an event in future.


Dr Tamkeen Jaffry, Associate Professor Public Health in her concluding remarks highlighted the importance of the workshop for students as it provided insight into diverse topics and motivated students to explore new areas of interest. She congratulated and admired the team of DPH comprising Dr Raima Asif, Ms. Rubab Zulfiqar and Dr Nasir Javed for the commendable task and appreciated the participants for their active participation and engagement in the workshop.


At the end souvenir and certificates were presented to Lt Col Tahira Amjad (Retd) Associate Professor Community Medicine Department FUSH while certificates were also awarded to the facilitators and the students.