Introductory and intermediate courses in epidemiological methods teach students the concepts needed to begin a career conducting valid epidemiological research but typically only briefly cover the causal models that should underlie the design of valid epidemiological studies.
We will use these models to go further in our understanding of basic concepts of measures of effect, confounding, misclassification and selection bias. We will then work through novel methods and approaches for doing more than simply speculating about biases. We will finish by exploring the basic statistics used in epidemiological research and correct misunderstandings about what these statistics can tell us.
This course is offered as a collaboration between SACEMA and the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) at Wits University; see www.sacema.com for more information.
Bursaries available for qualified South African applicants.
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