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Practice of Epidemiologic Analysis [ESP65]

Course highlights

EC points


Start date

19 August 2019

End date

23 August 2019

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 mornings)

Course time

From 8:45 till 11:45


Dr. Kamran Ikram

Course fee

€ 470


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




None, though basic understanding of epidemiology is helpful.


  • Epidemiology
  • Methodology
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Epidemiology

Course Materials

Online, download instructions will be sent in August by e-mail.
A laptop is recommended.

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Detailed information about this course:


Faculty: Kamran Ikram, MD PhD

This is a course in which the theoretical background and practical application of basic epidemiologic analytic tools is discussed. Special attention will be paid on issues such as normalization, standardization, and categorization, combining multiple variables, combining multiple sources etc. The goal is to provide students with the understanding and tools to perform epidemiologic data analysis.


  • To gain a better understanding of issues concerned with categorization and¬†dichotomization of variables
  • To better understand the usage of normalization and standardization
  • To learn different methods to combine data from multiple¬†sources

Participant profile

The course is particularly intended for students who have completed their data collection and move towards data analysis. No prior knowledge is required although understanding of basic epidemiology is helpful.