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Epidemiology provides important tools for the assessment and response to health threats in populations. This is a 3-week intensive course on the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and the way these inform the control of infectious diseases. The emphasis is on the epidemiological steps of outbreak investigations and the management of biohazards. The course uses interactive, simulation-based exercises, as well as laboratory- and computer-based practical sessions to complement the theoretical content.
The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) is Germany’s largest institution for research, services and training in the field of tropical diseases and emerging infections. The current scientific focus is on malaria, haemorrhagic fever viruses, tissue nematodes and diagnostics development. To study highly pathogenic viruses and infected insects, the institute is equipped with laboratories of the highest biosafety level (BSL4) and a BSL3 insectary. Outstanding scientific achievements in the recent past include scientific work concerning the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The course will be taught by staff with teaching and research experience extending across the disciplines of epidemiology, microbiology, medicine, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, entomology, demography and public health.
The course is relevant to health professionals and other graduates, who work in medical research units, academic departments or health services. No previous formal training in epidemiology or statistics is required. The course is intensive and a good command of the English language is essential.
Teaching will be through lectures and practical sessions. The practical sessions will involve the analysis, interpretation and discussion of a variety of epidemiological case studies, computer-based sessions using data entry software EpiData and statistical software package R, as well as a laboratory-based session. Simulation-based exercises will provide the opportunity to learn and apply concepts interactively.
There will be no formal examination, but a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those completing the course.
Please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
Deadline for the applications is 30 April 2018, midnight CET.
General admission: 1750 €/1400 € (Early Bird Registration)
Citizens of low and middle income countries/Students: 1000 €/800 € (Early Bird Registration)
If you are a citizen and resident of a country classified as a low or middle income by the UN/World Bank and/or a PhD student, you are eligible to the reduced tuition fee rate. Please refer to this document to see whether your country is eligible: Country Classification Map
Early Bird Registration: If you register within 2 weeks of acceptance notification, you are eligible to a 20% reduction of your course fee.
Course fee includes:
The Institute charges a non-refundable registration fee of 200 € (credited towards the whole course fee).
Withdrawal and refund policy
A participant who withdraws from this short course:
The student is responsible for obtaining any visa or other permissions to attend the course, and is encouraged to start the application process as early as possible as obtaining a visa for Germany can sometimes take a long time. The Short Courses team can provide supporting documentation if requested.
The course fee does not include accommodation. A list of hotels and other accommodation located in the vicinity of the BNITM can be found here: List of Hotels
800 € - 1750 €
30 April 2018
This course is formally recognised by the Hamburg State Medical Chamber.
Dieser Kurs ist von der Ärztekammer Hamburg anerkannt.
Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
Tel: +49 (0)40 428 18-243