standard courses

IEA International Course on Epidemiologic Methods 2011

Blantyre, Malawi

This is an introductory level residential course, but the participants will gain the maximum benefit from the course if they have some experience of epidemiology and have already completed some form of introductory course. It will include lectures, computer-based analyses, exercises, discussion sessions, and practical experience in the design of a research proposal. The course will be of interest to epidemiologists, public health professionals, statisticians, and clinicians. Priority will be given to IEA members. Participants must attend the entire course from 9am Monday 4th to 1pm Friday 15th April.


Professor Neil Pearce (New Zealand)
Professor Newton Kumwenda (Malawi) 


Professor Isabel dos Santos Silva (UK)
Professor Shah Ebrahim (UK)
Professor George Davey Smith (UK)
Professor Lorenzo Richiardi (Italy)
Professor Cesar Victora (Brazil)
Professor Rodney Ehrlich (South Africa)
Naomi Brewer (New Zealand) (Course Coordinator) 


Programme includes (may be subject to change):


  • Descriptive epidemiology
  • Study design options (cohort, case-control, cross-sectional, intervention studies ) 
  • Study design issues (confounding, selection bias, information bias, effect modification ) 
  • Data analysis (stratified analysis, multivariable analysis) 
  • Writing and publishing epidemiological research (conducted by the editorial team of the International Journal of Epidemiology)

4 April - 15 April 2011


Applicants will be notified of decisions by 28th January 2011. Do NOT make any travel arrangements before you have been selected as a participant, and received an official invitation letter.


Candidates are expected to find their own financial support for course fees (which includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch) of US$825 for a single room or US$600 per person for a shared twin room (for both options there is a US$100 discount for IEA members). The course is heavily subsidized and no discounts will be given. A limited number of fellowships are available for participants from African countries. These will cover the course fees (shared twin room) and a grant-in-aid towards travel costs. Accommodation reservations will be arranged after candidate applications have been accepted.




Hilary Nuttall 
Centre for Public Health Research 
Massey University Wellington Campus 
PO Box 756 
Wellington 6140, New Zealand