Advanced Course in Epidemiological Analysis, Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    2710
    Tuition (Full programme)
    2710
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Statistical methodology for the design and analysis of epidemiological studies is a fast-changing field. Participants in this intensive two-week course will be given a thorough grounding both in classical methods of analysis and in the more advanced regression techniques.
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  • Key facts
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  • Fees and funding

About

Participants will gain practical experience of data analysis using the computer package Stata. Various aspects of study design will also be considered.

The course is taught in Stata and we require students to have experience of statistical analysis using Stata (for example, linear regression). The course is designed primarily for those working, or planning to work, on epidemiological research projects.

The emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the underlying assumptions and principles, on the practical application of the techniques and on the correct interpretation of the results, rather than on the mathematical derivation of the methods. The methods will be illustrated through studies of the epidemiology of both infectious and non-infectious diseases, conducted in both developed and in developing countries.

Teaching Methods

The course will be taught by members of the Facutly of Epidemiology & Population Health of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The School is well known as a leading international centre for epidemiological research. Staff have considerable experience in the design and analysis of epidemiological studies both in developed and in developing countries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course makes use of the Stata package throughout. The topics to be covered will include:

  • Measures of disease frequency and exposure effects
  • Confounding and interaction
  • Classical methods of analysis for cohort studies
  • Classical methods of analysis for case-control studies
  • Unconditional logistic regression
  • Poisson regression for cohort studies
  • Survival analysis and proportional hazards regression
  • Practical issues in study design and analysis
  • Conditional logistic regression for case-control studies
  • Clustering of data in epidemiological studies
  • Strategies of analysis.

Lecturers

Elizabeth Allen

Helen Weiss

Academic Requirements

Applicants should have a good command of English and a working knowledge of basic epidemiology and statistics, equivalent to a familiarity with the contents of introductory textbooks such as:

  • "Epidemiology in Medicine" by C H Hennekens and J E Buring (Little Brown & Company, 1987)
  • "Essential Medical Statistics" by B Kirkwood & J Sterne (2nd Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, 2003)

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 2710 International
  • GBP 2710 EU/EEA

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