Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Short Course

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  • 15 days
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  • English (take IELTS)
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine ,
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.
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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 School houses the largest academic group of epidemiologists, statisticians and demographers in Europe, and promotes an inter-disciplinary approach to teaching and research. The course will be taught by staff who have teaching and research experience extending across the major diseases of developed and developing countries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: 1 - 4 September
  • Full-time duration 15 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level

Programme Structure

The topics to be covered will include: 

  • Design and analysis of epidemiological studies, including case-control, cohort, cross-sectional, intervention studies and clinical trials. 
  • Statistical methods in epidemiology, including t-test, chi-square test, Mantel-Haenszel analysis, age standardization, simple linear regression and survival analysis. 
  • Data analysis using Stata software. 
  • Epidemiological strategies of disease control, including screening and epidemiological methods for infectious diseases.

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. Both courses are intensive and a good command of the English language is essential. - See more at:

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 3365 International
  • GBP 3365 EU/EEA


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