18 June 2016
This course will explore in greater depth the fundamental epidemiologic concepts introduced in Principles of Epidemiology (Week 1). The course will be taught with an emphasis on causal inference in epidemiologic research. Topics will mainly focus on chronic disease epidemiology, with a special emphasis on practical study design. Epidemiologic examples from major chronic diseases/conditions (e.g. heart disease and 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.
Murray Mittleman (Harvard School of Public Health)
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. They will acquire familiarity with epidemiological and biostatistical principles and techniques and with the computational tools needed to solve practical problems.
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, so they can more effectively address problems in health research. They will gain knowledge in modern, advanced methods useful for health professionals engaged in clinical practice, research and teaching.
Principles introduced in Epidemiology I (Week 1) will be explored in greater depth. Topics will mainly focus on chronic disease epidemiology, with special emphasis on causal inference and practical study design.
It is possible to gain credits for the Summer School’s courses, but the decision is always made by the student’s own institution.
EUR 1400: For University students: Registration before February 14, 2016 €1,200. After February 14, 2016 €1,400.
EUR 1550: General: Registration before February 14, 2016 €1,350. After February 14, 2016 €1,550.