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Introduction to Epidemiology 2003

This is an introductory course for participants with no previous experience in epidemiology.

The course will be of interest to all those who use the findings of epidemiologic studies in their work, including policy analysts, public health professionals, and researchers in other disciplines to which epidemiology is relevant.

The course will involve a combination of lectures and exercises. It will finish at midday on 12 February.

FACULTY
Professor Neil PearceM (Centre for Public Health Research, Massey Wellington) 
Dr Mona Okasha(University of Bristol)

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

  • Introduction to epidemiology 
  • Overview of study designs
  • Cohort studies
  • Case-control studies 
  • Cross-sectional studies
  • Geographical and temporal variation
  • Bias
  • Confounding
  • Effect modification
  • Interpreting the findings of epidemiological studies
10-12 February 2003
9 am - 5 pm Monday to Tuesday
9 am - 12 pm Wednesday

10 February - 12 February 2003

TIME

9am - 5pm Monday to Tuesday
9am - 12pm Wednesday

LOCATION

Te Pumanawa Hauora and the Centre for Public Health research
102 Adelaide Road,
Newtown,
Wellington

Fees

$500 Full (incl GST)

NUMBERS

Minimum: 20 participants
Maximum: 40 participants

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

TEXTS
The course will be based on the text:
Pearce N. A short introduction to Epidemiology. Lyon: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in press. 
The text book is included as part of the course.