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Data Science in Epidemiology [ESP80]

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


Dr. Daniel Bos, Dr. Gennady Roshchupkin

Course fee

€ 490




Basic understanding of biostatistics, and epidemiology (as covered in ESP03 and ESP01).

Basic knowledge of programming (experience with R, python or any other scripting language)


  • Epidemiology

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  • Dr. Gennady Roshchupkin, PhD
  • Dr. Daniel Bos, MD, PhD

Data science is a multi-disciplinary field that uses scientific methods and algorithms to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data. Recent advances in technology allows for the collection of enormous amounts of health-related data. Consequently, skills pertaining to handle and manipulate these data and to extract relevant information have become crucial to perform high quality research. Unfortunately, many researchers without a technical background frequently experience troubles obtaining or developing these skills. The aim of this course is to bridge this gap in knowledge by providing an interactive and hands-on programme about data science and how it can be applied in epidemiological research.


  • Data Science
  • Prediction
  • Epidemiology
  • Machine learning


  • Understand the concept of data science in epidemiological environment;
  • Apply basic skills of Python and Jupyter notebooks for data science: the most popular and efficient for high-performance scientific analysis programming language;
  • Apply the general methods of data visualization using Python;
  • Understand Machine Learning methods and neural networks algorithms in epidemiology.