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Microsoft Excel for Health Care Professionals Course


The healthcare industry presents unique scenarios so all course examples and homework assignments will use healthcare-based datasets, including patient arrival rates, infection rates, etc.


 3 days.


Anyone in the Health Care field.


The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the Excel user to several of Excel's key features, including data organization, formulas, and pivot tables.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Introduce the new Excel user to the program's features.
  • Expand on basic Excel skills by setting up a worksheet for a point-source outbreak investigation. The scenario is that there is an outbreak of a food-borne illness that has been tracked down to a single banquet event. The objective is to set up a spreadsheet so that an outbreak investigation can be conducted in real time.
  • Introduce the use of basic mathematical formulas by filling in a budget worksheet.
  • Utilize the worksheet that we constructed in Objective 2 to complete the mock outbreak investigation.
  • Learn the basic use of PivotTables in MS Excel
  • Demonstrate how Excel can be used for writing form letters.


Module 1:

  • Formatting: Adjusting fonts, text alignment; inserting rows, columns and adjusting cell dimensions, borders and background colors; merging cells and sorting data.
  • Formulas and Functions: Use of cell references in formulas (including absolute references and naming cells); copying formulas; built in functions (some include: SUM, MIN, MAX, COUNT, IF).
  • Charts and Graphs: Inserting, labeling and formatting various types of charts and graphs.
  • Templates: Use of both built-in templates as well as online templates.

Module 2:

  • Charts and Graphs: Reiteration of charting and graphing skills from Course 1, as well as sparklines.
  • Functions, Pivot Tables, and Macros: Use of built in functions (some include: SUMIF, COUNTIF, VLOOKUP) and pivot tables; checking worksheets for errors in formulas; introduction to basic macro use.
  • Formatting: Inserting and linking worksheets; applications of conditional formatting options.
  • Protecting Worksheets: Prevention of worksheets getting altered without consent.

Module 3:

  • Functions: Introduction to Visual Basic and Macro skills; concatenate and text to columns functions; Tracking changes; Goal seek function; and use of the watch window.
  • Data: Accessing data from external sources.
  • Other: Customizing the toolbars.


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 30th September 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 3 Days
Event Date 07-10-2019
Event End Date 09-10-2019
Cut off date 30-09-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 46,999
Individual Price (International) EUR 539
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 627
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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