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International Course in Applied Epidemiology with Epi Info training

Course Date   September 25-October 20, 2017
Deadline for applicants without USA visas: July 31, 2017
Applicants with USA visas may apply after deadline and will be accepted if space is available.

Cost   Registration Fee: $350 Tuition Fee: USD $3250
Covers tuition, lab use, and course handouts.
Housing at Villa International or any other hotel and other travel expenses are NoT included in this fee.

Course Description
This basic course in epidemiology is directed at public health professionals from countries other than the United States. Its content includes presentations and discussions of epidemiologic principles, basic statistical analysis, public health surveillance, field investigations, surveys and sampling, and discussions of the epidemiologic aspects of current major public health problems in international health. Included are s mall group discussions of epidemiologic case exercises based on field investigations. Participants are encouraged to give a short presentation reviewing some epidemiologic data from their own country. Computer training using Epi-Info, a software program developed at CDC and WHO for epidemiologists is included.

Prerequisites  
Familiarity with the vocabulary and principles of basic epidemiology, or completion of CDC's "Principles of Applied Epidemiology" home-study course or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants whose work involves priority public health problems in international health.

Sample Agenda   Agenda 2016 ICAE4.pdf

Course Locations
Emory University
Rollins School of Public Health
Hubert Department of Global Health
1518 Clifton Road, CNR 7038
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Directions to Rollins School of Public Health/Emory Campus
Also at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Course Topics

  • Epidemiologic principles and basic statistical analysis
  • Public Health surveillance, Field Investigations
  • Causation, Screening
  • Surveys and sampling
  • Epidemiologic aspects of current problems in international health
  • Epidemiologic problems, discussed in small groups, based on actual field investigations
  • Presentations by participants of epidemiologic data from their own countries
  • Computer training in the use of a software program, Epi Info (windows version), developed at CDC and WHO for epidemiologists, that combines word processing, data management, analysis, and graphics
  • Presentations on the organization and work of the CDC in International Health


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    Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
    Co-sponsored by:
    The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University (RSPH)
    Hubert Department of Global Health
    and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
    Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services