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Introduction to Epidemiology 2004

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 18 February.

FACULTY
Dr Mona Jeffreys (Centre for Public Health Research, Massey Wellington) 
Dr Andrea 't Mannetje (Centre for Public Health Research, Massey Wellington) 
Professor Neil Pearce (Centre for Public Health Research, Massey Wellington) 

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

23 February - 25 February 2004

TIME

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

LOCATION

Centre for Public Health Research
Level 1,
102 Adelaide Road,
Newtown,
Wellington

Fees

$500 Full (incl GST) (a 25% administration fee will be charged for cancellations after payment has been made, i.e. 75% of the payment will be refunded)

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. Wellington: CPHR, 2003. 
The text book is included as part of the course.