Observational epidemiological studies: advanced methods for design and analysis

SSPH+ PhD Program in Public Health / Swiss Tropical - and Public Health - Institute (Swiss TPH)
23.08.2010 - 27.08.2010  Basel
Course Content
Innovative study designs in observational epidemiology (case-cross-over, time series, case-only studies, panel studies etc.),regression analyses,dose-response modeling, dealing with confounding and effect modification, the concept of instrumental variables. An introduction into the software R will be provided, but Stata software can be used as well. The course consists of daily plenary lectures in the morning followed by a computer lab of at least 2h(using R or STATA).
Learning objectives, training objectives
By the end of this course, participants will be able to perform quantitative analyses of epidemiological data from observational studies dealing with a broad spectrum of research questions.
Target Audience
PhD candidates in the area of Public Health and Epidemiology
Local Organizer
SSPH+ PhD Program in Public Health
The students are asked to provide a short description of their area of research and their specific analytical or study design questions. Students should bring their own laptops and dataset for the optional part of the course.

Enquiries and Registration:

Ms. Sina Henrichs
Epidemiology and Disease Control, Public Health
Credit Points
2 ECTS - Points
PhD students registered at SSPH+: free Other PhD students: 600.-- Academics: 1700.-- Others: 2500.--
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