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Population Health short courses, ANU - Fundamentals of Epidemiology

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:00 pm - Saturday, September 20, 2014 3:00 am
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Register now for Population Health Short Courses at the Australian National University in Canberra in 2014: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/short-courses

Hosted by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH), these 4-day short courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health academics and expert practitioners in the field. Several are based on the award-winning Master of Applied Epidemiology curriculum, run by NCEPH since 1991. These courses are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who want to refresh their public health knowledge and skills or those who may be considering a career in population health or related research.

Fundamentals of Epidemiology 16-19 September

Epidemiology is a required skill for many aspects of public health practice. This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of epidemiology and demonstrates how these can be applied to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

Biostatistical Methods for Analysing Longitudinal Data

Monday, September 29, 2014 7:00 pm - Wednesday, October 01, 2014 3:00 am
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Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention Short Course

“Biostatistical Methods for Analysing Longitudinal Data

Presented by Dr Haider Mannan & Prof Adrian Esterman, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, James Cook University.

29-30 September, 2014,

James Cook University, Cairns Campus, Queensland, Australia

This two day short course will provide participants with a good understanding of statistical techniques appropriate for analysing longitudinal and clustered data. Using provided medical and epidemiological datasets, participants will undertake a series of tasks using STATA statistical software which will enable them to gain experience in these techniques and the interpretation of results. 

Topics include:

             History of Statistical Models

             Using STATA

             Ordinary Least Squares

             Fixed Effects Models 

             Mixed and Multi-level Models

             Generalised Estimating Equations

Who should attend?

Those who have an interest in advanced training in the statistical analysis of health and medical data such as clinicians, epidemiologists and public health researchers. Those working in other areas such as social science and health economics may also benefit.

Registration:

Registration fee in Australian dollars includes GST: $800 (Fee includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and course materials.) Visa or Mastercard payment required at time of registration.

Please go to https://alumni.jcu.edu.au/ccdpevents2014

Places are limited and registrations close 29th August 2014. There will be no formal assessment, however, participants who attend the two days will receive a Certificate of Participation. 

For more information please email: kristy.strout[a]jcu.edu.au

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Biostatistics II/Applied Regression Analysis workshop

Monday, September 29, 2014 7:00 pm - Saturday, October 04, 2014 3:00 am
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Population Health Seasonal School short courses at UWA School of Population Health in Perth in 2014.

Hosted by the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia, these 5-day 6-point units are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who are looking for professional development opportunities to broaden their knowledge and skills. These courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health practitioners and academics.

These units are also available to be done with assessment for academic credit. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years. The Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies may be awarded on completion of any four SPH postgraduate units in a five-year period - and can form the base units of a Master of Public Health. Completion of any Seasonal School unit by assessment counts towards this certificate.

Register now for Population Health Short Courses - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

SPRING SCHOOL

Biostatistics II/Applied Regression Analysis workshop.  29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering biostatistical methods commonly used in epidemiological and Clinical research, this unit focusses on modern regression methods for means of quantitative variables, proportions (prevalences or risks) for binary variables, incidence rates and survival curves. Topics include analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple linear regression, 2x K frequency tables, logistic regression, Poisson regression, Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards regression. The application of these methods to the analysis of data from cross-sectional, case-control, cohort and clinical studies is discussed and critical appraisal of published literature is included. Computing using SAS is an integral part of the unit.

Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease 29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering the principles of infectious disease emergence and transmission using current case studies, this unit reviews the tools of outbreak and epidemic investigation, combined with ideas on environmental change as a driving force behind disease emergence.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data 24 - 28 November 2014

This unit acquaints participants with the theory and the practical skills needed for analysis of large sets of linked administrative health data at an introductory to intermediate level.

Aboriginal Health 1 - 5 December 2014

Offered through the UWA Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH), this unit offers an overview of Aboriginal lifestyle, focussing on traditional and environmental

responsibilities and the social practices of Indigenous communities during pre- and

post-colonial times, followed by an examination of the impact of past events on the health of present day Aboriginal communities.

Clinical Epidemiology 1 - 5 December 2014

Aims to improve the participant’s knowledge of clinical research methods and to develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. Outcomes include increased competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal, from research question refinement to study design, systematic review, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budgets.

Economic Evaluation of Health Care 8 - 12 December 2014

Economic appraisal of health systems including cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analysis and the role it plays in decision making and policy setting.

Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data 8 - 12 December 2014

This unit gives health researchers the opportunity to build on their pre-existing theoretical knowledge and skills in the analysis of linked health data by exploring a number of  intermediate to advanced topics.

 

Enrol now for in a Population Health Short Course - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease

Monday, September 29, 2014 7:00 pm - Saturday, October 04, 2014 3:00 am
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Population Health Seasonal School short courses at UWA School of Population Health in Perth in 2014.

Hosted by the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia, these 5-day 6-point units are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who are looking for professional development opportunities to broaden their knowledge and skills. These courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health practitioners and academics.

These units are also available to be done with assessment for academic credit. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years. The Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies may be awarded on completion of any four SPH postgraduate units in a five-year period - and can form the base units of a Master of Public Health. Completion of any Seasonal School unit by assessment counts towards this certificate.

Register now for Population Health Short Courses - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

SPRING SCHOOL

Biostatistics II/Applied Regression Analysis workshop.  29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering biostatistical methods commonly used in epidemiological and Clinical research, this unit focusses on modern regression methods for means of quantitative variables, proportions (prevalences or risks) for binary variables, incidence rates and survival curves. Topics include analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple linear regression, 2x K frequency tables, logistic regression, Poisson regression, Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards regression. The application of these methods to the analysis of data from cross-sectional, case-control, cohort and clinical studies is discussed and critical appraisal of published literature is included. Computing using SAS is an integral part of the unit.

Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease 29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering the principles of infectious disease emergence and transmission using current case studies, this unit reviews the tools of outbreak and epidemic investigation, combined with ideas on environmental change as a driving force behind disease emergence.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data 24 - 28 November 2014

This unit acquaints participants with the theory and the practical skills needed for analysis of large sets of linked administrative health data at an introductory to intermediate level.

Aboriginal Health 1 - 5 December 2014

Offered through the UWA Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH), this unit offers an overview of Aboriginal lifestyle, focussing on traditional and environmental

responsibilities and the social practices of Indigenous communities during pre- and

post-colonial times, followed by an examination of the impact of past events on the health of present day Aboriginal communities.

Clinical Epidemiology 1 - 5 December 2014

Aims to improve the participant’s knowledge of clinical research methods and to develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. Outcomes include increased competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal, from research question refinement to study design, systematic review, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budgets.

Economic Evaluation of Health Care 8 - 12 December 2014

Economic appraisal of health systems including cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analysis and the role it plays in decision making and policy setting.

Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data 8 - 12 December 2014

This unit gives health researchers the opportunity to build on their pre-existing theoretical knowledge and skills in the analysis of linked health data by exploring a number of  intermediate to advanced topics.

 

Enrol now for in a Population Health Short Course - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

 

 

 

HealthCAM 2014: Marketing Public Health into the Future

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), Faculties of Health and Creative Industries and the School of Business, invite you to attend the first Australasian Symposium on Health Communication, Advertising and Marketing (Health CAM 14)to be held in Brisbane, on Tuesday 30 September 2014.

With a theme of “The Future of Public Health Communication”, and a sub-theme of Government/lndustry/Research collaboration, the symposium will be a multidisciplinary event focusing on the development, communication, and evaluation of effective behaviour change campaigns in the area of Public Health.

The symposium will be a forum at which all those involved in health, advertising, public relations, campaign creation, behaviour change research, policy development, campaign implementation and evaluation can meet with researchers, academics, and professionals to discuss and present on the latest work being undertaken in these areas.

Featuring a strong program of international and national speakers from agency, client and government organisations, the objective of this symposium is to facilitate interaction between all people working in the field of health communications, with a special emphasis on building collaborative links between agencies, researchers and campaign clients. The format therefore is that of a research and practice oriented program, with plenty of opportunity for engagement, networking, communication and learning.

The full program is available at www.healthcam.com and confirmed speakers include:

·         Professor Mohan J. Dutta, Head, Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore;

·         Katie Delahaye Paine, CEO and Senior Consultant Paine Publishing, Durham, NH, USA;

·         Associate Professor Samantha Thomas, University of Wollongong, Australia;

·         John Thompson, General Manager, Mitchell and Partners, Australia;

·         Professor Rebekah Russell-Bennett, Queensland University of Technology, Australia;

·         Dr Graham Fraine, Deputy Director-General (Customer Services, Safety and Regulation), Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia;

·         Kevin Moreland, BCM, Australia; and

·         Sally Tyrell, Head of Haystac Positive Outcomes, Haystac, Australia

 

The timing of this event capitalises on QUT also hosting the 2014 International Communication Association Regional Conference (ICA), which will be held over the three days immediately after this symposium, at the same city campus of the University. Delegates from the ICA Regional Conference are encouraged to also attend this event, particularly those with a strong interest in the health communications field.

Key Dates:

28 April 2014 – Full program released and registrations open

30 July 2014 – Early Bird Registration closes

26 September 2014 – Standard Registration closes

30 September 2014 – Symposium date

For more information, please visit www.healthcam2014.com or email Michelle Kani, Event Manager, QUT Conferences at healthcam14[a]qut.edu.au

Statistical Society of Australia – International Travel Grant

Monday, October 06, 2014 3:00 am - 4:00 am
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The Statistical Society of Australia has established an International Travel Grant to assist a candidate from a developing country to attend the Young Statisticians Conference for the Statistical Society of Australia (5-6 February 2015).  This Grant will provide the successful candidate $2,000 AUD in order to support their attendance at the conference, the remaining costs involved in this visit will need to be provided by the candidate (or other sources available to the candidate, such as the candidate’s workplace).  To be eligible for this award each candidate must be currently enrolled as a PhD student in a local or foreign institution. 

For more information about the travel grant and how to submit an application please visit the SSAI website at http://www.statsoc.org.au/international-travel-grant

Closing date: 5 October, 2014

Short Course: - Essentials of Epidemiology in Reproductive Health – Four day intensive course – University of Aberdeen, UK

Monday, October 06, 2014 8:00 pm - Friday, October 10, 2014 4:00 am
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The University of Aberdeen is offering a four day intensive course on reproductive epidemiology to be held 6 -9 October, 2014.

The course is at a level equivalent to an epidemiology module in a Masters course and the Faculty will include senior epidemiologists, statisticians and academic clinicians.

In this introductory course participants will be introduced to epidemiological concepts and methods, with a specific focus on reproductive health. At the end of the course, delegates will have a thorough grounding in the principles of study design, the collection and analysis of data in epidemiological studies, and various methodological aspects including bias, confounding, validity and reliability, observational studies, clinical trials, screening, systematic reviews of the literature and evidence synthesis.

The cost for the 4 day course including accommodation and meals is £1300 (£1150 if booked before 6th July 2014).

Places on the course are limited to 25 to facilitate discussion and interaction.

Online bookings can be made at here.

Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological Research - Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:30 pm - 3:30 am
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Short Courses: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological Research and Introduction to MS Access for Medical Research October 2014


 

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology (R&EE) research team are running two short courses in October designed to assist new graduates, allied health professionals, clinicians and public health and medical researchers wishing to develop practical research skills for use in population studies and /or develop their research database skills.

Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological Research on Tuesday October 21st 2014 from 8:30 -16:30

This course is designed to address the most common issues that occur when establishing and running epidemiological research projects.

Introduction to MS Access for Medical Research on Wednesday October 29th 2014 from 8:30 -16:30

This course is designed to assist researchers to design and construct a database for their research project and manipulate the data to respond to complex queries.

Both courses are being run at the Level 5 Education Centre at the Woolcock Institute in Glebe, NSW.

Introduction to MS Access for Medical Research - Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:30 pm - 3:30 am
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Short Courses: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological Research and Introduction to MS Access for Medical Research October 2014


 

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology (R&EE) research team are running two short courses in October designed to assist new graduates, allied health professionals, clinicians and public health and medical researchers wishing to develop practical research skills for use in population studies and /or develop their research database skills.

Fieldwork Skills for Epidemiological Research on Tuesday October 21st 2014 from 8:30 -16:30

This course is designed to address the most common issues that occur when establishing and running epidemiological research projects.

Introduction to MS Access for Medical Research on Wednesday October 29th 2014 from 8:30 -16:30

This course is designed to assist researchers to design and construct a database for their research project and manipulate the data to respond to complex queries.

Both courses are being run at the Level 5 Education Centre at the Woolcock Institute in Glebe, NSW.

Survey Sampling and Complex Designs in Epidemiology

Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:00 pm - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:00 am
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Dates: 30 and 31 October 2014, Sydney

Presented by the University of Technology, Sydney with Thomas Lumley (University of Auckland)

Course Outline:  Targeted at Statisticians, epidemiologists interested in both methods and applications. The first day will cover more general topics, while the second will focus on the more specialized topic of two-phase sampling.

NOTE: Participants are required to bring their own laptops and install R prior to attending the workshop. Installation instructions will be supplied.

Course fees:

Regular registrations

General public: $725.00

SSAI Members: $500.00

Students:          $350.00

SSAI Membership is available for $20.00 p/a (student membership) or $225.00 p/a (full membership)

 

Registrations close strictly on 27 October 2014.

Infectious diseases epidemiology: from theory to practice - The Kirby Institute

Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Kirby Institute Short Courses 2014

 

Registration deadlines approaching

 

Reduced rate for students!

 

The Kirby Institute is pleased to be offering four short courses starting in late 2014. These courses are recommended for post-graduate students, policy-makers, health service providers, academics, community workers focused on at-risk populations, and all those interested in developing a knowledge base in the subject areas. Each course is run over four days and led by prominent academics in the field. No special qualifications are required to enrol.
 
Deadlines for registration:

  1. Evaluating the impact of public health programs - register by 01 September 
  2. Researching with vulnerable groups - register by 01 September 
  3. Infectious diseases epidemiology: from theory to practice - register by 15 November
  4. Introduction to applied biostatistics- register by 15 November


See the attached document for a complete outline of our short courses, or view 
online.
 
Register at: 
http://www.kirby.unsw.edu.au/content/ki-short-courses

Location and mailing address:
The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia,
Wallace Wurth Building, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Fees:
Delegates: $1,200 (+GST) per course
Students: $600 (+GST) per course

Introduction to applied biostatistics - The Kirby Institute

Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Kirby Institute Short Courses 2014

 

Registration deadlines approaching

 

Reduced rate for students!

 

The Kirby Institute is pleased to be offering four short courses starting in late 2014. These courses are recommended for post-graduate students, policy-makers, health service providers, academics, community workers focused on at-risk populations, and all those interested in developing a knowledge base in the subject areas. Each course is run over four days and led by prominent academics in the field. No special qualifications are required to enrol.
 
Deadlines for registration:

  1. Evaluating the impact of public health programs - register by 01 September 
  2. Researching with vulnerable groups - register by 01 September 
  3. Infectious diseases epidemiology: from theory to practice - register by 15 November
  4. Introduction to applied biostatistics- register by 15 November


See the attached document for a complete outline of our short courses, or view 
online.
 
Register at: 
http://www.kirby.unsw.edu.au/content/ki-short-courses

Location and mailing address:
The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia,
Wallace Wurth Building, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Fees:
Delegates: $1,200 (+GST) per course
Students: $600 (+GST) per course

Introductory Analysis of Linked Data - The University of Sydney

Monday, November 17, 2014 8:00 pm - Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:00 am
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Short course
Introductory Analysis of Linked Data

17-21 November 2014

Sydney School of Public Health
The University of Sydney

This 5-day short course introduces the topic of the analysis of linked data at an introductory to intermediate level. It acquaints health services researchers, clinical practitioners and managers with the theory and skills needed to analyse linked health data. The modular structure of the course provides participants with a theoretical grounding on each theme, followed by a hands-on practical exercise in our computer lab each day, using de-identified linked NSW data files.

Who should attend?
The course is suitable for people with no previous experience in the analysis of linked health data. However, it does assume familiarity with introductory statistical and epidemiological methods, as taught, for example, in a Master of Public Health degree course. The computing component of the unit also assumes a basic familiarity with computing syntax used in SAS and methods of basic statistical analysis of fixed-format data files. Participants must have this assumed knowledge.

Learning objectives:
On completion of this short course participants will be able to:
•    understand the theory of data linkage methods and features of comprehensive data linkage systems, sufficient to know the sources and limitations of linked health data sets, and in particular those for NSW;
•    apply epidemiological principles to the design of studies using linked data;
•    construct numerators and denominators for the analysis of disease trends and health care utilisation and outcomes;
•    assess the accuracy and reliability of data sources;
•    check data linkages and assure the quality of the study process, e.g. consistency of definitions, missing data;
•    list the issues to be considered when analysing large linked data files;
•    write syntax to prepare linked data files for analysis, derive exposure and outcome variables, relate numerators and denominators and produce results from statistical procedures.

Cost: $3030 including GST.

Discounts are available for a group of participants from the same institution or organisation, as follows:
3-4 participants: 10% discount;
5 or more participants: 20% discount.

The full course fee must be paid by 31 October 2014. Cancellation after this date will incur a fee of $100 per participant for administration.

Venue:
Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney

Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment

For further details and application form see our website

or contact:

Office for Teaching and Learning
Sydney School of Public Health
Edward Ford Building (A27)
The University of Sydney

Phone: 02 9351 4366
Email: sph.enquiries[at]sydney.edu.au

Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data - University of Western Australia

Monday, November 24, 2014 8:00 pm - Friday, August 29, 2014 3:00 am
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Population Health Seasonal School short courses at UWA School of Population Health in Perth in 2014.

Hosted by the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia, these 5-day 6-point units are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who are looking for professional development opportunities to broaden their knowledge and skills. These courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health practitioners and academics.

These units are also available to be done with assessment for academic credit. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years. The Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies may be awarded on completion of any four SPH postgraduate units in a five-year period - and can form the base units of a Master of Public Health. Completion of any Seasonal School unit by assessment counts towards this certificate.

Register now for Population Health Short Courses - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

SPRING SCHOOL

Biostatistics II/Applied Regression Analysis workshop.  29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering biostatistical methods commonly used in epidemiological and Clinical research, this unit focusses on modern regression methods for means of quantitative variables, proportions (prevalences or risks) for binary variables, incidence rates and survival curves. Topics include analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple linear regression, 2x K frequency tables, logistic regression, Poisson regression, Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards regression. The application of these methods to the analysis of data from cross-sectional, case-control, cohort and clinical studies is discussed and critical appraisal of published literature is included. Computing using SAS is an integral part of the unit.

Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease 29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering the principles of infectious disease emergence and transmission using current case studies, this unit reviews the tools of outbreak and epidemic investigation, combined with ideas on environmental change as a driving force behind disease emergence.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data 24 - 28 November 2014

This unit acquaints participants with the theory and the practical skills needed for analysis of large sets of linked administrative health data at an introductory to intermediate level.

Aboriginal Health 1 - 5 December 2014

Offered through the UWA Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH), this unit offers an overview of Aboriginal lifestyle, focussing on traditional and environmental

responsibilities and the social practices of Indigenous communities during pre- and

post-colonial times, followed by an examination of the impact of past events on the health of present day Aboriginal communities.

Clinical Epidemiology 1 - 5 December 2014

Aims to improve the participant’s knowledge of clinical research methods and to develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. Outcomes include increased competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal, from research question refinement to study design, systematic review, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budgets.

Economic Evaluation of Health Care 8 - 12 December 2014

Economic appraisal of health systems including cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analysis and the role it plays in decision making and policy setting.

Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data 8 - 12 December 2014

This unit gives health researchers the opportunity to build on their pre-existing theoretical knowledge and skills in the analysis of linked health data by exploring a number of  intermediate to advanced topics.

 

Enrol now for in a Population Health Short Course - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

Pharmacoepidemiology Methods Workshop - University of Otago

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Pharmacoepidemiology Methods Workshop

Date: Thursday 27 November 2014

Place: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Cost: $80 waged/$40 student or unwaged

 

Presenter: M. Alan Brookhart, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

University of North Carolina

Alan received his PhD in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the development and application of epidemiological methods for observational studies of medicines using large health care databases.

Overview:

With the growing availability of large healthcare databases, non-experimental studies of prescription medicines are becoming increasingly common. However, appropriate design and analysis of such studies can be challenging. In this workshop Alan will provide an intensive one-day introduction to the field of pharmacoepidemiological methods. 

Workshop outline:

·         A brief introduction to pharmacoepidemiology

·         Central threats to validity: including confounding bias, healthy user bias, immortal person-time bias

·         Approaches to mitigate these biases through design and analysis: including comparative new user design, self-controlled designs, propensity score methods, instrumental variable approaches

·         Studies of prescribing and adherence, disparities, and active safety surveillance of medical products

 

For more information, or to register your interest, please email pharmacoepi[@]otago.ac.nz

Advanced Biostatistics & Epidemiology - The School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Thursday, November 27, 2014 8:00 pm - Friday, December 12, 2014 4:00 am
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The School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane will be running the short course PUBH7632 Advanced Biostatistics & Epidemiology (27 November-11 December 2014) at the Herston Campus and the Translational Research Institute, Princess Alexandra Hospital.
This face-to-face short course comprises four two-day modules in meta-analysis, longitudinal analysis, life-course analysis and genetic epidemiology. Previous knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics is highly recommended. Please view the flyer and register at
http://www.sph.uq.edu.au/short-courses  Enquiries please contact a.manley[@]sph.uq.edu.au.

Clinical Epidemiology - University of Western Australia

Monday, December 01, 2014 4:00 pm - Saturday, December 06, 2014 4:00 am
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Population Health Seasonal School short courses at UWA School of Population Health in Perth in 2014.

Hosted by the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia, these 5-day 6-point units are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who are looking for professional development opportunities to broaden their knowledge and skills. These courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health practitioners and academics.

These units are also available to be done with assessment for academic credit. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years. The Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies may be awarded on completion of any four SPH postgraduate units in a five-year period - and can form the base units of a Master of Public Health. Completion of any Seasonal School unit by assessment counts towards this certificate.

Register now for Population Health Short Courses - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

SPRING SCHOOL

Biostatistics II/Applied Regression Analysis workshop.  29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering biostatistical methods commonly used in epidemiological and Clinical research, this unit focusses on modern regression methods for means of quantitative variables, proportions (prevalences or risks) for binary variables, incidence rates and survival curves. Topics include analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple linear regression, 2x K frequency tables, logistic regression, Poisson regression, Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards regression. The application of these methods to the analysis of data from cross-sectional, case-control, cohort and clinical studies is discussed and critical appraisal of published literature is included. Computing using SAS is an integral part of the unit.

Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease 29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering the principles of infectious disease emergence and transmission using current case studies, this unit reviews the tools of outbreak and epidemic investigation, combined with ideas on environmental change as a driving force behind disease emergence.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data 24 - 28 November 2014

This unit acquaints participants with the theory and the practical skills needed for analysis of large sets of linked administrative health data at an introductory to intermediate level.

Aboriginal Health 1 - 5 December 2014

Offered through the UWA Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH), this unit offers an overview of Aboriginal lifestyle, focussing on traditional and environmental

responsibilities and the social practices of Indigenous communities during pre- and

post-colonial times, followed by an examination of the impact of past events on the health of present day Aboriginal communities.

Clinical Epidemiology 1 - 5 December 2014

Aims to improve the participant’s knowledge of clinical research methods and to develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. Outcomes include increased competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal, from research question refinement to study design, systematic review, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budgets.

Economic Evaluation of Health Care 8 - 12 December 2014

Economic appraisal of health systems including cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analysis and the role it plays in decision making and policy setting.

Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data 8 - 12 December 2014

This unit gives health researchers the opportunity to build on their pre-existing theoretical knowledge and skills in the analysis of linked health data by exploring a number of  intermediate to advanced topics.

 

Enrol now for in a Population Health Short Course - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

Aboriginal Health - University of Western Australia

Monday, December 01, 2014 8:00 pm - Saturday, December 06, 2014 4:00 am
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Population Health Seasonal School short courses at UWA School of Population Health in Perth in 2014.

Hosted by the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia, these 5-day 6-point units are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who are looking for professional development opportunities to broaden their knowledge and skills. These courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health practitioners and academics.

These units are also available to be done with assessment for academic credit. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years. The Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies may be awarded on completion of any four SPH postgraduate units in a five-year period - and can form the base units of a Master of Public Health. Completion of any Seasonal School unit by assessment counts towards this certificate.

Register now for Population Health Short Courses - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

SPRING SCHOOL

Biostatistics II/Applied Regression Analysis workshop.  29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering biostatistical methods commonly used in epidemiological and Clinical research, this unit focusses on modern regression methods for means of quantitative variables, proportions (prevalences or risks) for binary variables, incidence rates and survival curves. Topics include analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple linear regression, 2x K frequency tables, logistic regression, Poisson regression, Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards regression. The application of these methods to the analysis of data from cross-sectional, case-control, cohort and clinical studies is discussed and critical appraisal of published literature is included. Computing using SAS is an integral part of the unit.

Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease 29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering the principles of infectious disease emergence and transmission using current case studies, this unit reviews the tools of outbreak and epidemic investigation, combined with ideas on environmental change as a driving force behind disease emergence.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data 24 - 28 November 2014

This unit acquaints participants with the theory and the practical skills needed for analysis of large sets of linked administrative health data at an introductory to intermediate level.

Aboriginal Health 1 - 5 December 2014

Offered through the UWA Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH), this unit offers an overview of Aboriginal lifestyle, focussing on traditional and environmental

responsibilities and the social practices of Indigenous communities during pre- and

post-colonial times, followed by an examination of the impact of past events on the health of present day Aboriginal communities.

Clinical Epidemiology 1 - 5 December 2014

Aims to improve the participant’s knowledge of clinical research methods and to develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. Outcomes include increased competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal, from research question refinement to study design, systematic review, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budgets.

Economic Evaluation of Health Care 8 - 12 December 2014

Economic appraisal of health systems including cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analysis and the role it plays in decision making and policy setting.

Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data 8 - 12 December 2014

This unit gives health researchers the opportunity to build on their pre-existing theoretical knowledge and skills in the analysis of linked health data by exploring a number of  intermediate to advanced topics.

 

Enrol now for in a Population Health Short Course - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

Economic Evaluation of Health Care - University of Western Australia

Monday, December 08, 2014 8:00 pm - Saturday, December 13, 2014 4:00 am
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Population Health Seasonal School short courses at UWA School of Population Health in Perth in 2014.

Hosted by the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia, these 5-day 6-point units are designed for people who already work in the field of population health and who are looking for professional development opportunities to broaden their knowledge and skills. These courses are presented by an experienced faculty of public health practitioners and academics.

These units are also available to be done with assessment for academic credit. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years. The Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies may be awarded on completion of any four SPH postgraduate units in a five-year period - and can form the base units of a Master of Public Health. Completion of any Seasonal School unit by assessment counts towards this certificate.

Register now for Population Health Short Courses - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

SPRING SCHOOL

Biostatistics II/Applied Regression Analysis workshop.  29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering biostatistical methods commonly used in epidemiological and Clinical research, this unit focusses on modern regression methods for means of quantitative variables, proportions (prevalences or risks) for binary variables, incidence rates and survival curves. Topics include analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple linear regression, 2x K frequency tables, logistic regression, Poisson regression, Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards regression. The application of these methods to the analysis of data from cross-sectional, case-control, cohort and clinical studies is discussed and critical appraisal of published literature is included. Computing using SAS is an integral part of the unit.

Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease 29 September - 3 October 2014

Covering the principles of infectious disease emergence and transmission using current case studies, this unit reviews the tools of outbreak and epidemic investigation, combined with ideas on environmental change as a driving force behind disease emergence.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data 24 - 28 November 2014

This unit acquaints participants with the theory and the practical skills needed for analysis of large sets of linked administrative health data at an introductory to intermediate level.

Aboriginal Health 1 - 5 December 2014

Offered through the UWA Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH), this unit offers an overview of Aboriginal lifestyle, focussing on traditional and environmental

responsibilities and the social practices of Indigenous communities during pre- and

post-colonial times, followed by an examination of the impact of past events on the health of present day Aboriginal communities.

Clinical Epidemiology 1 - 5 December 2014

Aims to improve the participant’s knowledge of clinical research methods and to develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. Outcomes include increased competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal, from research question refinement to study design, systematic review, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budgets.

Economic Evaluation of Health Care 8 - 12 December 2014

Economic appraisal of health systems including cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analysis and the role it plays in decision making and policy setting.

Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data 8 - 12 December 2014

This unit gives health researchers the opportunity to build on their pre-existing theoretical knowledge and skills in the analysis of linked health data by exploring a number of  intermediate to advanced topics.

 

Enrol now for in a Population Health Short Course - “Seasonal School” at The University of Western Australia in Perth in 2014: www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/winter-spring-summerschool

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