A two day workshop on Biostatistics (SPSS) was arranged for the final year Post Graduate students of Goa Medical College on 28 and 29 April 2015 in the laboratory of Department of Preventive and social Medicine. The Principal Faculty for this workshop was Dr. M. S. Kulkarni, Associate Professor in Statistics and Demography. This workshop was to impart the basic computer based analytical skills in Biostatistics so as to enable the researcher to complete their Post Graduate Thesis. The workshop provided the participants hands on opportunity to acquire necessary skills in Biostatistical Concepts & Analyse of their thesis data using the statistical software SPSS version 14.0. The participants at the end of the workshop will be equipped with appropriate statistical tools to complete their thesis by analyzing and interpreting their research data..


Dr. D. D. Motghare, Acting Dean and Prof & Head, Dept of Preventive and Social Medicine, welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance of data analysis through statistical software SPSS. These computer based skills are essential to complete and submit thesis related research work six months before the final examination. In this workshop 30 postgraduate final year students from various department participated.  Dr. M.S. Kulkarni, Principal Faculty for the workshop demonstrated the research data analysis through statistical software SPSS.  In the post evaluation survey at the end of the workshop participants expressed their satisfaction regarding learning the research data analysis skills through SPSS software