Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA

Winter School in Clinical Epidemiology

5-Day Certified University Course

08 - 12 February 2021
 

The course is aimed at members of:
  • Healthcare & health policy organizations, national HTA Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical & medical device industry
  • Academia and research institutions
  • Health insurances/sickness funds
  • Consultancy organizations

 

Course Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites. Course language is English.
 

THE COURSE COVERS FOLLOWING TOPICS:
  • Introduction to Public Health & Epidemiology: Overview of public health areas and methodological approaches, key epidemiological concepts, disease frequency& effect measures, study designs, bias, causal inference
  • Risk & Treatment Prognosis: Determinants of disease, disease risk, prospective cohort study, risk function, prognosis studies, retrospective cohort study, Kaplan Meier curve, Cox-regression models
  • Treatment Efficacy & Safety: Randomized clinical trial, design options, analysis of clinical trial, case-control study
  • Study Design & Diagnosis: Presentation of study design, diagnostic studies, Bayes theorem
  • Decision Analysis in Public Health & Medicine: Types of decision models, clinical decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Optional: Course Examination: Daily office hours are provided in our lab following the afternoon sessions.

 

COURSE DOCUMENTATION

Certificates will be provided to all participants after the course.
For those who are interested in a graded course performance record, we are offering a course examination subsequent to the Winter School. The exam is designed to evaluate the understanding of the basic concepts in epidemiology and is administered on the last day of the course. The exam is a closed-book test mainly consisting of multiple-choice answers, short calculations or open text questions, which are drawn from the major topic areas of the course.

REGISTRATION FEES


Course fee (public/academic sector): Euro 1980
Early booking fee before 30 November 2020: Euro 1480
Course fee (commercial/private sector): Euro 3850
Early booking fee before 30 November 2020: Euro 2850

VAT is not payable.

Course fees include a comprehensive syllabus, an extensive binder with background reading material, course certificate, snacks and lunch, but not accommodation.

ACCOMMODATIONS & DIRECTIONS


There are a number of hotels near the campus. Reservations should be made when you receive your registration and payment confirmation. We have made special arrangements with hotels near the course location. After registration, you will receive more details regarding accommodation via e-mail.

Cancellation Policy


A full refund of course fees (less 15% administrative charges) will be made for cancellations received in writing at least one month prior to the workshop. Substitutes can be made but please email new delegates details when known. Cancellations made less than one month prior to the course are non-refundable/non-changeable.
In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment, the course has to be cancelled by the UMIT, our liability is limited to refund of course fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.

In case of restrictions due to COVID-19, the course will be held completely online