Introductory Short Course in Epidemiology

Introduction to the concepts and methods of applied epidemiology, with an added focus on using epidemiological data from HIV treatment programs to understand and improve HIV-related interventions and research.

Using a combination of structured lecture sessions with practical examples and exercises, participants will cover an introduction to the field of epidemiology, an overview of study design and a basic “how to” of some of the measurement tools used in epidemiological research. A guide to interpreting statistical output and graphics commonly used in public health literature is presented and important epidemiological concepts (bias, confounding, random error and causality) are introduced.

Course offered by the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) at Wits University.

No course fee.

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