Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics

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Course dates: 3 weeks in July

Epidemiological research has become an important tool in the study of the aetiology and natural history of infectious and non-infectious diseases, and in assessing health effects in populations. This is a three week concentrated course on the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and medical statistics. The emphasis will be on the design and interpretation of epidemiological studies. Appropriate statistical methods will be integrated with the main epidemiological content, and practical sessions will make use of relevant computer software.

The course is relevant to clinicians and other graduates who work in medical research units, academic departments or health services. No previous formal training in epidemiology or statistics is required. Those who are confident in these methods may prefer to consider the Advanced Course in Epidemiological Analysis in September.

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