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NDC ICI Introduction to Data Management

Multidisciplinary management, and analysis of medical data in sub-Saharan Africa.

Eldoret, Kenya


Training Duration:  6 weeks

Course Director: Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD

Consultant Physician. Medical Oncologist & Hematologist Executive

Director/CEO: International Cancer Institute (ICI)

P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya

Email: Website:


Course Coordination: Dr. Kevin Makori

Head, Office of Education and Training

International Cancer Institute (ICI)

P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya

Email: Website:


This educational activity is provided independently by International Cancer Institute (ICI) through the Blueprint Program


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.


Target Audience


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.

Learning objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand Research Methods for Cancer
  2. Understand Cancer epidemiology
  3. Understand the research ethical concerns in cancer research
  4. Appreciate simple concepts of quantitative and qualitative data
  5. 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
  6. Develop data collection tools in their work department for the collection of cancer data
  7. Be able to collect data with the
  8. Appreciate the DHIS tools that collect cancer data and the Cancer Registry (CanReg5).
  9. Be familiar with the steps on manuscript development
  10. Describe the current data management tools in the Kenyan Public Health Care System
  11. Demonstrate the skills in developing data collecting tools at each level of the cancer continuum
  12. Submit various cancer reports to the facility in charge and the county or country of work
  13. Appreciate the reporting needs for major cancers in their respective place of work (e.g Cancer Breast, Cervical, and Prostate Cancers, etc)
  14. 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 enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Disclosure of Unlabeled Use


This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


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.



Orientation to the course 

  1. Introduction to Research and Research Methods 
  2. Epidemiology of Cancer in Kenya
  3. Qualitative research methods I
  4. Qualitative research methods II
  1. Quantitative research methods I 
  2. Quantitative research methods II 
  3. Cancer registry and its role in cancer reporting 
  4. Health Information System and its role in performance management 
  5. Cancer Data Tools I (Developing Sample forms )
  6. Cancer Data Tools II 
  7. Introduction to MS Excel for data reporting and visualization 
  8. Data Cleaning and Coding
  1. Role of Monitoring and Evaluation in HMIS and Data Collection


Participants should be willing to spend at least 4 hours per week on this online course over a period of 6 weeks. (Duration 24 hours). This program will start when the class is fully subscribed. The course cost is $200.00 for the entire course. There are few sponsorships available on a first-come basis for those who apply. Priority will be given to those working in cancer centers that have formal affiliations/Partnerships with the International Cancer Institute. Apply for sponsorship during the registration of the course


All those interested in registering for this course, please register your information on  if you have any questions or queries please send an email to or


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Subscribing to the course

You can purchase the full course at Ksh. 20,000 ($200) or the individual units at Ksh. 2,000 ($20) per unit.

  1. Introduction to Research and Research Methods
  2. Epidemiology of Cancer in Kenya
  3. Qualitative research methods I
  4. Qualitative research methods II
  5. Quantitative research methods I
  6. Quantitative research methods II
  7. Cancer registry and its role in cancer reporting
  8. Health Information System and its role in performance management
  9. Cancer Data Tools I (Developing Sample forms)
  10. Cancer Data Tools II 
  11. Introduction to MS Excel for data reporting and visualization 
  12. Data Cleaning and Coding 
  13. Role of Monitoring and Evaluation in HMIS and Data Collection

Additional information


Introduction to Research and Research Methods, Epidemiology of Cancer in Kenya, Qualitative research methods I, Qualitative research methods II, Quantitative research methods I, Quantitative research methods II, Cancer registry and its role in cancer reporting, Health Information System and its role in performance management, Cancer Data Tools I (Developing Sample forms ), Cancer Data Tools II, Introduction to MS Excel for data reporting and visualization, Data Cleaning and Coding, Role of Monitoring and Evaluation in HMIS and Data Collection, Full Course