Intensive Short Courses at the BSPH

Participants in the Intensive Short Courses acquire in-depth knowledge with a methodological focus on a specialized topic in public health and epidemiology.

  • Courses are aimed at students and external participants from Germany and abroad
  • Courses are held in cooperation with lecturers from renowned universities and research institutes from Germany and abroad
  • Courses are organised by the Institute of Public Health at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

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Intensive Short Courses 2018

Intensive short courses are held in English and award ECTS credit points.

Advanced Epidemiologic Methods – causal research & prediction modelling, 20.8.-24.8.2018

Date: 20.8.-24.8.2018

Lecturer:

  • Rolf H.H. Groenwold, MD, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center (NL)
  • Maarten van Smeden, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center (NL)

Learning objectives:

By the end of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Critically assess the results of epidemiological studies on causal relationships or prediction models
  • Correctly define exposures and learn how to best represent them in models
  • Understand difference between various sources of bias (confounding, measurement error and missing data) and the way these biases may differentially affect studies on causal relationships and prediction models.
  • Describe key assumptions of methods used to control for (time-varying) confounding.
  • Describe key assumptions of methods used to handle missing observations.
  • Understand the reasons for and consequences of overfitting prediction models
  • Describe recent developments in the fields of causal research and prediction modelling

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of epidemiology
  • Familiarity with R statistical software (for a short introduction see http://www.r-tutorial.nl/)

Fees:

  • 750 €
  • 510 € for enrolled students (proof required)

3 ECTS

 

Registration Information:

Tanja Te Gude

Tel. +49 30 450 570 816

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Principles and Methods of Epidemiology: Critiquing the Medical Literature, 12.4. - 14.4.2018

Date: 12.4.-14.4.2018

Lecturer:

  • Julie E. Buring, ScD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Pamela Marie Rist, Sc.D. Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Learning objectives:

During this 3-day short course, participants will develop a solid foundation of applied principles and methods of epidemiology; use these to evaluate relevant clinical and public health questions; and refine their ability to critically analyze the epidemiologic, clinical, and public health literature. The format will include lectures, group exercises, and seminars.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of epidemiology
  • Basic medical knowledge

Fees:

  • 312,50 €
  • 212,50 € for enrolled students (proof required)

ECTS: 1,25

Registration Information:
Tanja Te Gude
Tel. +49 30 450 570 812

Epidemiology II, Prof. Dr. Andreas Stang, February - March 2018

Course is in German. Please look at the German website for more details.