Certificte in Data Management and Analysis

Course description

The course will provide students with the skills to perform a range of Research and data handling & analysis tools, as well as a variety of statistical tests. Computer packages such as MS Office and dedicated statistical software packages will be used for the delivery of this program; The learners will be introduced to Research and research concepts after which they will have to use the same knowledge to analyze collected data. At the end of the course, participants should be able to explain and perform hands-on

Target group

The training is designed for participants who intend to learn the use of data management and data analysis. Those working in the corporate world, public sector, research institution, and NGOs.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, participants should be able to explain and perform hands-on operations on:
Data entry using Epi data, SPSS, Data analysis, analyzing descriptive statistics, Analyzing Inferential/Relational statistics, STATA and or Epi info

Course content

1 A Brief Introduction to SPSS
1.1 Introduction and getting help
1.3 Data Entry
1.3.1 The Data View Spreadsheet
1.3.2 The Variable View Spreadsheet
1.4 Storing and Retrieving Data Files
1.5 The Statistics Menus
1.5.1 Data File Handling
1.5.2 Generating New Variables
1.5.3 Running Statistical Procedures
1.5.4 Constructing Graphical Displays
1.6 The Output Viewer
1.7 The Chart Editor
2.0 Data Analysis
2.1 Analyzing descriptive statistics
2.1.1 Frequencies
2.1.2 Cross tabulations2.1.3 Measures of central tendencies and dispersion (Mean median, standard deviation, and variance)

2.2 Analyzing Inferential/Relational statistics
2.2.1 Correlation
2.2.2 Linear Regression
2.2.3 Logistic Regression2.2.4. Student's T-test
2.2.5 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)2.2.6 Chi-square test
2.2.7 Factor analysis 


STATA Course Outline

  1. Getting to know STATA and getting started
  2. Getting Data Into STATA
  3. Database Manipulation/cleaning
  4. Data Analysis Using STATA Commands
  5. Estimation using STATA
  6. Programming using STATA



EPI INFO Course Outline

  1. Design and enter data into a simple questionnaire
  2. Edit data
  3. Create quality checks
  4. Create line lists
  5. Data Analysis
  6. Create bar graphs and Epidemic curves
  7. Create two by tables

Training Approach

The course is taught face-to-face through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and analysis packages are provided to the participants.

Mode of assessment

The course will be assessed using pre and post-tests, continuous progressive tests, presentations, and group discussions


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate from Uganda Christian University.

Training venue

The training will be conducted at UCU School of Medicine campus Mengo or any other venue communicated in advance.


To register for the course, download a copy of the application form here or pick one from our administrative office at UCU School of Medicine Mengo near Namirembe Cathedral. Application forms cost a non-refundable fee of UGX 30,000 


A training fee of UGX 500,000 will be charged for the course. This covers tuition fees, learning materials, study packages, and training venue. Payment should be sent to our bank account before the start of training and proof of payment sent to ucusom@admin.ucu.ac.ug NOTE: Foreign currencies will be converted using prevailing forex rates.   

Visit https://ucu.ac.ug/payments for a variety of payment options. The Administrator shall avail an Access Code to Distance Learners upon presentation of proof of payment.

Training Schedule

The course will be available: -

Study options



Study time

Week days (Day)

Monday – Friday

For 2 weeks

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Week days (Evening)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

For 1 month

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Weekends (Day)

Fridays & Saturdays

For 1 ½ months  

9:00 am – 4:00 pm


At convenience

Course must be completed within 3 months from the time of registration  

Course Intakes

The course will be available during the specified times below

Intakes for Face-to-face

Starts on

Easter Intake

February 11th, 2020

Trinity Intake

June 8th, 2020

Advent Intake

September 28th, 2020

Organizational Training

This can also be offered as a tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. To find out more contact us on: ucusom@admin.ucu.ac.ug OR +256 794770215 / +256 775264136 / +703737065


How to Apply

You can download an application form here (You will have to pay for it on submission) OR obtained one at a non refundable application fee at any of our Campuses Country-wide.
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