35th European Course in Tropical Epidemiology (ECTE 2016)

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Portuguese Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

16th August to 2nd September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.

The European Course in Tropical Epidemiology ECTE is a 3-week intensive course on basic epidemiology and biostatistics. The course is suitable for a wide range of health professionals, including medics, nurses, biologists and anthropologists working in the health sector. The course is intended for staff working in low and middle income countries as health programme managers or with an interest in public health in tropical settings. Emphasis is on methodology and the practical application of epidemiological tools in high burden-countries. ECTE is a collaborative venture of various European centres of Tropical Medicine and Public Health and is held annually at a different venue.  Although this is a basic course, some understanding of basic concepts of statistics would allow you to better appreciate the close relationship between epidemiology and medical statistics.

The course is well established and is run at full capacity in most years. We recommend applying early to secure a place. It will be a pleasure to welcome you in Lisbon in 2016. The Hygiene and Tropical Institute-UNL, is a centre of long standing research and teaching excellence and a welcoming place for students.

Learning Objectives 

On completion of the course, participants should:

  • Have knowledge about core epidemiological and statistical methods, as well as insight into qualitative approaches
  • Have a good understanding of epidemiological study designs such as cross-sectional, cohort, case-control and ecological studies, randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews
  • Understand the concepts of risk, confounding and bias and approaches to deal with these issues
  • Have knowledge and understand how epidemiological methods can be applied for screening, surveillance, evaluation of diagnostics and outbreak investigations
  • Have understanding of the relation between epidemiology and social science and health economics


General information

Date: 16th August to 2nd September 2016

Location: Portuguese Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT)

Rua da Junqueira, 100
1349-008 Lisboa

Application: For information on the application process please click here.

Contact: organizer@ecte.org

Tip: More up to date educational events can be found online in the Education Database »medicine & health«.

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