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Concepts of Epidemiology course

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20 hours over 5 days
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£845.00 (See Description)
Nurses, doctors, vets, health promoters, health policy makers and health researchers
Medical School, The University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, Lothian, United Kingdom

Concepts of Epidemiology is an intensive crash course which condenses the MSc in Public Health content into a full 5-day programme. This has been specifically designed and developed over a number of years for professionals working in public health practice, policy and research who would otherwise not be able to devote a year to this study.  The main learning outcome gives participants a vital understanding of this widely-used research and practice, with reference to global case studies.

The course is particularly beneficial for any health care professional with limited or no experience in epidemiological study and who wish to develop enough knowledge to apply this practice in their own work.  Previous attendees have been nurses, doctors, health promoters, health policy makers, health researchers and statisticians, and many more fields.

The course programme is supported by 2008 publication 'Concepts of Epidemiology: 2nd Edition' by Prof. Raj Bhopal, Centre for Population Health Science, The University of Edinburgh (and course leader).  The course programme follows the sections of the book, which is included as part of delegate materials:

  • An introduction to Epidemiology
  • The epidemiological concept of population
  • Variation in disease by time, place and person: A framework for analysis
  • Variation: The role of error, bias, risk modification and confounding
  • Cause & effect: The epidemiological approach
  • Natural history, spectrum, iceberg, population patterns and screening: Interrelated concepts
  • The concept of risk and measures of disease frequency: Incidence and prevalence
  • Presentation and interpretation of epidemiological data on risk
  • Study design: Overview
  • Theoretical, ethical, contextual, practical and critical foundations for future epidemiology

Registration is £845.00 GBP and includes conprehensive course materials, catering & certificate.  There is also a welcome reception and a course dinner included.  Fees do not include any accommodation or travel.  For recommendations, please see the course website.

Online registration features options for payment by invoice or secure e-payment via credit or debit card.  Printed application forms are also available by request.  Places on the course are limited and consistently over-subscribed, please book early to avoid disappointment.  A waiting list is available once all places are booked.


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