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[Parasitology] Epidemiology course, Nov 16-18, Barcelona,Spain.

soledad.esteban via parasite%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from icp.cat)
Wed May 27 03:42:12 EST 2015

Dear Colleagues,
Registration is open for the course "An Introduction to Statistical Methods in Epidemiology Using R", November 16-18, 2015.

Instructor: Dr. Klaus Langohr (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain).

The course aims to give an introduction to basic statistical methods for epidemiology. The topics treated in the course will be the following:
 - Design of epidemiological studies: cohort studies, case-control studies, and cross-sectional studies.
 - Epidemiological measures of disease frequency and exposure-disease association.
 - Sources of bias in epidemiological studies: information, selection, and confounding bias.
 - Bias control: stratification and matching.
 - Logistic regression.
After the completion of the course, the participants should have acquired basic knowledge on these topics and should be able to apply the corresponding methods to real data. For this purpose, theory sessions will be accompanied by practical exercises with the statistical software R.This course will be held in the Sabadell facilities of the Institut Català de Paleontologia (Barcelona, Spain) and is co-organized by Transmitting Science and the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia M. Crusafont. Place are limited and will be covered by strict registration order.
More information: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/stats/epidemiology/

Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.

With best regards

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.
soledad.esteban from icp.cat

Researcher at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

Edifici Z -ICTA-ICP-  C/ de les Columnes s/n.
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès. Spain

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