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Principles of Genetic Epidemiology [ESP43]

Course highlights

EC points

0.7

Start date

8 August 2022

End date

12 August 2022

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 16:00 CEST

Faculty

Dr. Mohsen Ghanbari, Dr. Abbas Dehghan

Course fee

€ 740

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

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

Digitally, 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), Mohsen Ghanbari MD, PhD (Assistant professor, Erasmus MC) and others

NOTE: This course offers optional practical sessions after the official class times (starting at 16:00).

This course aims to give a basic introduction to various methods used in classical genetic epidemiology. In combination with the other course Advanced Analysis of Genome-wide Association Studies present in the Erasmus Summer Programme, 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. The relevant background of human genetics and statistics is presented. Participants are introduced to the basic principles of population genetics, segregation, linkage and association analyses. The course consists of theoretical lectures and (optional) practical sessions after the class. The goal of the course is that participants are able to understand and interpret the findings in modern genetic research.

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