Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy

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Program description: 

Course dates: 10 days in July.

Epidemiological research has become an important tool in assessing vaccine protection.

The course is relevant to public health professionals and field researchers with a strong interest in vaccine efficacy, safety and policy impact. Although this course focuses on human diseases the same concepts apply to animal diseases.

Participants will be expected to have completed a basic post-graduate epidemiology module or equivalent. They should have an understanding of epidemiological measures of disease frequency (incidence, prevalence), measures of effect (odds ratios, risk ratios), the merits of different study designs (cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, intervention studies) and key concepts and implications of sampling error, bias and confounding.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health
Metrics and evaluation