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Principles of Genetic Epidemiology [ESP43]

Course highlights

EC points

0.7

Start date

9 August 2021

End date

13 August 2021

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 18:00 CEST

Faculty

Dr. Mohsen Ghanbari, Dr. Abbas Dehghan

Course fee

€ 830

Location

Online

Level

Introductory

Prerequisites

This course requires little or no background in genetic epidemiology. There are no prerequisites for this course, but a relevant background of human genetics and statistics is recommended.

Disciplines

  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Pharmaco Epidemiology

Course Materials

Online, download instructions will be sent before the start of the course, by e-mail.

Specific software for analysis: Linux and R.


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Description

Faculty: Abbas Dehghan MD, PhD (Associate professor, Imperial College London) and Mohsen Ghanbari MD, PhD (Assistant professor, Erasmus MC)

This course aims to give a basic introduction to various methods used in classical genetic epidemiology. In combination with the other course Genome-wide association studies present in the Erasmus Summer Program, the course offers an excellent introduction to genetic epidemiologic research. The course targets a wide-range of participants, including students, epidemiologists, clinicians and molecular biologists with no or little background in genetic epidemiology. Participants are introduced to the basic principles of population genetics, segregation, linkage and association analyses. The relevant background of human genetics and statistics is presented. The course consists of two parts: theoretical lectures and practical assignments. The goal of the course is that participants are able to interpret the findings in modern genetic research.


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Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of genetic epidemiology;
  • Understand the methods and applications of genetic epidemiology;
  • Apply resources and current technology used in genetic epidemiology;
  • Analyze and interpret population-based genetic association studies.

Participant profile

The course targets a wide range of participants, including students, epidemiologists, clinicians and molecular biologists with little or no background in genetic epidemiology.

Assessment

Attendance