16 June 2012
This course will explore in greater depth the fundamental epidemiologic concepts introduced in Principles of Epidemiology (Week 1). Topics will include disease surveillance, nutritional epidemiology, and a special emphasis on genetic and molecular epidemiology. Epidemiologic examples across major chronic diseases/conditions (e.g. heart disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer) will be discussed. Students will revisit the issues of confounding, selection bias, effect modification, and generalizability in the context of these topics. Lectures will be augmented by workshops to illustrate practical examples in the epidemiologic literature. The material covered in Principles of Epidemiology will be assumed of the students entering this course.
J. Kasperzyk (Harvard University)
Physicians, clinicians and public health professionals from public and private institutions who are looking for systematic training in the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, or epidemiology applied to health care planning and evaluation.
Students in biostatistics and epidemiology, and researchers both from public and private institutions who wish to increase their familiarity with quantitative methods or to deepen their knowledge of a specific area of interest.
Explore in greater depth the epidemiologic concepts
introduced in Principles of Epidemiology. Topics include:
disease surveillance, nutritional epidemiology, genetic and
EUR 1150: For Students. Registration before 31 March 2012.
After 31 March 2012 €1,350.
EUR 1250: Registration before 31 March 2012.
After 31 March 2012 €1,450.
A limited number of Scholarships are available.
Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, for at most one week. Only registered students may apply. The request to be considered for a scholarship should be communicated no later than March 1, 2012.