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Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2003

This is an intermediate to advanced five day course for participants who have already completed an introductory course in epidemiology (e.g., the epidemiology course for the DPH).

The course will be of interest to all those who use epidemiological methods in their work, including PhD students, researchers, public health professionals and researchers in other disciplines to which epidemiology is relevant.

FACULTY
Professor Neil Pearce (Centre for Public Health Research, Massey Wellington)
Professor Michael Hills (London)

PROGRAMME LECTURES
Programme includes (may be subject to change):

  • Epidemiology as a population science
  • Data and models
  • Study design options
  • Measuring effects
  • Cohort studies I & II
  • Time specific rates
  • Case-control studies
  • Analysis of case-control studies
  • Cross-sectional studies
  • Logistic regression
  • Confounding
  • Controlling for confounding
  • Geographical and temporal variation
  • P-values and coverage probability
  • Effect modification
  • Testing hypotheses

EXERCISES        

  • Study design
  • Study design issues
  • Choice of controls in a case-control study
  • Geographical and temporal variation

COMPUTER PRACTICALS

  • Introduction to Strata
  • Rates and rate ratios in a follow-up study
  • Time
  • Logistic regression
  • Controlling for confounding
  • Testing hypotheses

17 February - 21 February 2003

TIME

9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

LOCATION

Epidemiology and Biostatistics will take place at Massey University's Wellington campus: Wallace Street, Mt Cook, Wellington.
Exact location to be confirmed.

Fees

$900 (Includes five days tuition, 2 x text books, opening function, and daily morning and afternoon teas)

Please note: A $100 discount will be available if participants bring their own laptop computers. You may be asked to share computers, one between two.

NUMBERS

Minimum: 20 participants
Maximum: 40 participants

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

TEXTS  
The course will be based on the texts:
Pearce N. A short introduction to Epidemiology. Lyon: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in press.
Hills M, De Stavola B.L. A short introduction to stata for biostatistics. London: Timberlake, 2002.
Both text books are included as part of the course.