The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
LSHTM Introductory Course in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics (The Gambia), 2019
Course dates: 11-29 Nov 2019
Location: MRC Unit, The Gambia
Fee deadline: 11 Sep 2019
The three weeks include more than 30 hours of taught lectures and 45 hours of practical sessions, including 10 hours of computer practicals.
The topics to be covered will include:
Design and analysis of epidemiological studies, including sampling and power calculations as well as different types of study 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.
Teaching will be undertaken through lectures, practical sessions and seminars. The practical sessions will involve analysis, interpretation and discussion of epidemiological issues or data in small groups and participants will make use of the computer facilities available at the Unit. Stata will be the statistical software package used to gain an understanding of concepts.
Comprehensive information is given to participants but the following books are recommended for those interested in further reading:
Webb P and Bain C. Essential Epidemiology: An introduction for Students and Health Professionals. Cambridge University Press. 2011.
Bailey L, Vardulaki K, Langham J and Chandramohan D, Introduction to Epidemiology, Open University Press, 2005 (Understanding Public Health, Series editors: Nick Black and Rosalind Raine)
Essentials of Medical Statistics (2nd Edition); B Kirkwood (Blackwell Publishing, 2003)