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Short Course on Infectious Disease Epidemiology (London)

Peter Chard p.chard at imperial.ac.uk
Thu Mar 20 11:16:44 EST 2003

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Short course, 15-26 September 2003

'Epidemiology of infectious diseases: mathematical models, intervention
strategies and risk assessment'



This two-week course will introduce the basic concepts and methods for
modelling infectious disease spread and control and will present new
developments in the form of case-studies. There will opportunities for the
participants to explore the techniques for themselves during closely
supervised projects.

The course is aimed at public health professionals, policy makers, national
and international health organisations, medical and vetinarary researchers,
or other researchers from related academic or industrial fields who wish to
acquire up-to-date knowledge in this rapidly developping area.

The course is taught by the research team headed by Professor Roy Anderson
FRS that has run succesful short courses in this field for over 10 years,
and will focus on the most up-to-date developments in the area.

The course includes 24 lectures and projects (applicants can choose or
suggest their own projects). Bookable times will be set aside for tutorials
with staff members. The course will be held in a dedicated facility in the

Lecturers include:

Professor Roy Anderson FRS - Head of department

Dr Daren Austin - Hospital-acquired infections

Dr Maria-Gloria Basanez - Vector-borne diseases

Professor Christl Donnelly - Statistical epidemiology

Professor Neil Ferguson OBE - Mathematical epidemiology

Dr Christophe Fraser - Mathematical epidemiology

Professor Geoff Garnett - Sexually transmitted diseases

Dr Azra Ghani - Statistical epidemiology

Dr Nick Grassly - HIV/AIDS

Dr Edwin Michael - Macroparasite epimdemiology

The course fee is £1500 (GBP) for applications received before the 15th

More information can be found on the course website at

Request a brochure from Peter Chard :

p.chard at imperial.ac.uk

Tel +44 (0)20 7594 6884

Fax +44 (0)20 7594 6883


Dr Christophe Fraser

Imperial College London

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Faculty of Medicine at St Mary's Campus

London W2 1PG, UK

Tel: +44 20 7594 3397

Fax: +44 20 7402 3927


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