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Course programme 

Day

Course Presentations

Case studies, exercises

Week 1
Monday Welcome
Public Health rationale of the EPIET and EUPHEM fellowships
Introduction to Public Health Surveillance
Outbreak investigation

Oswego
     
Tuesday Event-based surveillance
Ratios, rates and proportions
Graphs and maps
Collaboration between epidemiologists and microbiologist
 
     
Wednesday Tables
Setting up a surveillance system
Analysis and interpretation of surveillance data
Surveillance of HIV in Spain
     
Thursday

Sensitivity and specificity
Specimen collection: Strategy
Applied Immunology

 Salmonella in the Caribbean
     
Friday Testing hypotheses with tests of significance
Evaluating surveillance systems

Introduction to operational research
From research question to objectives of a study
Project review on surveillance evaluation
     
Week 2
Monday Study design: Case control, cohort analytical surveys
Choice of a reference group for comparison
Estimating quantities with confidence intervals

Trichinosis

Tuesday Microbiological identification techniques
Microbiological characterisation methods 
Study protocol
Q Fever
Wednesday Bias
Sampling techniques for epidemiological studies
Sample size

From study objective to analysis plan
Study protocol (see above)
Thursday Principles of communication
Oral scientific communication
Principles of adult learning
Study protocol (see above)
Friday From analysis plan to data collection
Protecting human subjects in research
Study protocol (see above)
Week 3
Monday Measures of impact Study protocol (see above)
Tobacco and Lungcancer
Tuesday Epidemiological aspects of vaccine preventable diseases
Formulation of recommendations
Study protocol (see above)
Mumps in Moldova
Wednesday Effect modification
Confounding, including rapid introduction to multivariate analysis

Causality
Interpretation of laboratory and epidemiological evidence
GI in Sweden
Thursday

Matching in case control studies
Writing reports - The argument matrix

Study protocol (see above)
Cholera in Parbatia
Friday

Administrative session
Field assignements and techincal review while at host site
Course Evaluation
Closing ceremony

 


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