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How to Plan a Study?
About this book
This is an open access book.
The book provides an overview of the state of research in developing countries – Africa, Latin America, and Asia (especially India) and why research and publications are important in these regions. It addresses budding but struggling academics in low and middle-income countries. It is written mainly by senior colleagues who have experienced and recognized the challenges with design, documentation, and publication of health research in the developing world. The book includes short chapters providing insight into planning research at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, issues related to research ethics, and conduct of clinical trials. It also serves as a guide towards establishing a research question and research methodology. It covers important concepts such as writing a paper, the submission process, dealing with rejection and revisions, and covers additional topics such as planning lectures and presentations.
The book will be useful for graduates, postgraduates, teachers as well as physicians and practitioners all over the developing world who are interested in academic medicine and wish to do medical research.
- Open Access
- Practising academic medicine in developing countries
- How to write a research paper?
- How to design your study?
- Academic Writing
- Medical academics
- Research ethics
Authors and Affiliations
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
Department of Internal Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
Institute for Global Health and Development, The Aga Khan University, South Central Asia, East Africa and United Kingdom, Karachi, Pakistan
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
About the authors
Dr. Samiran Nundy:
Dr Samiran Nundy was a medical undergraduate in Cambridge and Guy's Hospital London and then trained in medicine and later in surgery at Guy's, Addenbrooke’s Cambridge, the Hammersmith and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has taught at the Universities of Cambridge, London and Harvard and returned to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India in 1975 where he eventually became Professor and Head of the department of Gastrointestinal Surgery. He left AIIMS in 1996 to start the Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation department at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.
Dr Nundy’s clinical and research interests are in the surgical management of diseases of the liver, bowel and pancreas, the quality of Indian medical research and publications, electronic medical records and disseminating health information to lay people via books, television and the web. He has written or edited 37 books and authored 236 research papers. He helped in lobbying for and drafting the Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1995. He has edited The National Medical Journal of India, Tropical Gastroenterology, the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, DoctorNDTV.com and the web application Doctor Raxa and has served on 24 journal editorial boards including the British Medical Journal and The Bhutan Health Journal. He was till recently the Dean of the Ganga Ram Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, is the editor-in-chief of Current Medicine Research and Practice, co- chairman (with Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta) of the editorial board of the BMJ South Asia and is on the board of trustees of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He has recently been appointed Adviser to the Governor of Meghalaya on how to improve health services in that state and is also the President of AIIMS, Rishikesh, India.
Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta:
Dr. Bhutta leads large research groups in Toronto, Karachi and Nairobi with special interests in scaling up evidence-based, community setting interventions and implementation of RMNCAH&N interventions in humanitarian contexts. His work with community health workers influenced maternal and newborn outreach programs for marginalized populations internationally and his group’s work with the WHO and PMNCH is guiding essential global intervention policies for women, children and adolescents.Dr. Bhutta obtained his MBBS from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan and his PhD from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Academy of Sciences, USA. In 2020 he was awarded the honour of Fellowship of the Royal Society, United Kingdom. He was awarded the Roux prize in October 2021, the highest global award for the use of evidence to impact global public health.
Dr. Atul Kakar:
Dr. Atul Kakar is a graduate from University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India and has done his post-graduation in internal medicine, Diplomat of National Board. He has been awarded MRCP and FRCP from Royal College of Glasgow. He is an alumni of Ganga Ram Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India. Currently he is the Vice Chairman and Teaching Coordinator of department of internal medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He has also done EULAR certification course in rheumatic diseases and is the Secretary of Delhi Rheumatology Association. His area of interest besides rheumatology, includes HIV medicine.
Dr. Kakar has written and edited many books, has 130 publications in national and international journals. He has been involved with many clinical drug trials as the Principal Investigator for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and amyloidosis. He is currently the Editor of Current Medicine Research and Practice.
Book Title: How to Practice Academic Medicine and Publish from Developing Countries?
Book Subtitle: A Practical Guide
Authors: Samiran Nundy, Atul Kakar, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-5247-9Published: 24 October 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-5250-9Published: 24 October 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-5248-6Published: 23 October 2021
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXXIX, 465
Number of Illustrations: 27 b/w illustrations, 137 illustrations in colour