Epidemiology skills/concepts for graduates pre-conference ideas

  • Erin Mathieu
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1 year 3 months ago #13 by Erin Mathieu
As part of the AEA conference in Brisbane next week, the Epi Teaching Special interest group will be holding a lunch time session (Thursday 12.45-1.15 Plaza Room P10) which will be facilitated by Prof Tim Driscoll.

The session aims to consider what topics/skills/concepts in epidemiology should be considered ‘core’ for Masters level public health students (or other graduates) and what should be considered more appropriate at a higher level. If there were to be three levels – introductory (basically core concepts and skills), intermediate (perhaps focussed on applied epidemiology) and advanced (perhaps focussing on modelling and causal inference):
  • What would you consider should be included in each level?
  • Do you think a different broad approach would work better?
  • What do you do now and what do you think are the strengths and limitations of the approach you use?
Given the limited time we have at the conference, and that many of you may not be able to attend the conference, it would be great to hear what your answers to some of these questions are in advance of the conference. We will compile your responses, and use them as the basis for the discussion on Thursday.

Feel free to reply to this post with your thoughts, or send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please reply before Tuesday 22nd, 9am so we have time to compile responses).

Zoom link will be available shortly for those not able to attend in person.


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