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Practice of Epidemiologic Analysis [ESP65]

Course highlights

EC points


Start date

17 August 2020

End date

21 August 2020

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 mornings)

Course time

From 8:45 till 11:45 CEST


Prof. Kamran Ikram

Course fee

€ 490






None, though basic understanding of epidemiology is helpful.


  • Epidemiology
  • Methodology
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Epidemiology

Course Materials

Online, download instructions will be sent before the start of the course, by e-mail.
A laptop is recommended. Access to SPSS will be required for the full length of the course. A student SPSS license can be purchased for an additional €10 after enrollment.

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Detailed information about this course:


Faculty: Prof. 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.

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  • 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.