The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division of the Wits School of offers short courses in Infectious (Communicable) Disease Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, Statistical Considerations in Clinical Trials, Longitudinal Data and Event History Analysis and Data Collection and capture. The courses focus on the conduct of clinical trials and the detailed understanding of epidemiology of diseases in developing countries where resources are limited, coupled with statistical analyses of data collected during clinical trials.
Data Collection is concerned with the techniques and practices of doing empirical research. After the study design has been finalised, the issue of questionnaire design and how the data will be collected, captured and validated needs to be addressed. This course provides students with guidance on data collection, validation and quality assurance methods and processes. The student is equipped with the necessary skills for creating appropriate data collection instruments in a research setting.
The short course content includes an introduction to data collection systems; software engineering principles; questionnaire design; data validation and quality assurance; and data documentation.
Course Code: SPUH0060
Dates: 7 – 11 October 2013
Closing date for applications is 20 September 2013
Contact the Short Course Administrator, Ms Dikgapha Khumalo, for further details.
Tel: 011 717 2543
Fax: 011 717 2084
Course time: 8h30 – 17h00 Monday – Friday
Venue: School of Public Health
Cost: R6 050 per course – Participants outside Wits University
R3 025 per course – Staff and students at Wits
Be part of our network of leaders and innovators.Join now