During the three weeks students will learn about the design and interpretation of epidemiological studies and the statistical methods that underpin many of the founding principles. Much of the content corresponds with that which is taught during the internationally renowned MSc Epidemiology at the School. This short course is intended to be an intensive introduction to epidemiology and medical statistics and at the end of the three weeks students will understand the common pitfalls associated with study design, be able to choose the most appropriate analytical methods to verify stated hypotheses and feel confident to undertake basic statistical analysis using Stata software.
This Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has been running since the 1980’s and includes lectures from many prominent professors from the School with long term practice in epidemiology and/or medical statistics in high, middle and low income countries . It has a large and varied group of alumni, with many attendees joining on the recommendation of previous participants.
The School houses a large academic group of epidemiologists, statisticians and demographers, and promotes an inter-disciplinary approach to teaching and research. The course will be taught through lectures and interactive practicals by staff who have teaching and research experience extending across the major diseases of developed and developing countries. Whilst attending the course, students are encouraged to engage with academic life at the School through attendance of lunchtime and evening seminars.
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The topics to be covered will include:
- Design and analysis of epidemiological studies, including sampling and power calculations as well as different types of trial design i.e. case-control, cohort, cross-sectional, intervention studies and clinical trials.
- Statistical methods in epidemiology, including t-tests, chi-square tests, Mantel-Haenszel analysis, age standardization, linear and logistic regression and survival analysis.
- Data analysis using Stata software.
- Epidemiological principles of research, including examples of infectious disease epidemiology, undertaking systematic reviews and translating evidence to policy.
- 19 days
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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.
International3600 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3600 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
EU/EEA3600 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3600 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
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