This course in applied epidemiology has been running in Aberdeen since 2007, having previously been run at the Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, at the University of Manchester.
The course is pitched at a level equivalent to an Epidemiology module in a Masters course. Although a background in health-related studies is assumed, no prior knowledge of epidemiology is expected. The course has four streams: Disease measurement, Study Design, Methodology and Key Skills and we illustrate concepts using examples across several clinical areas.
Places on the course are limited to 25, to facilitate discussion and interaction, and are allocated strictly in the order of receipt of payment. The course features a faculty with an international reputation and we strive to deliver high quality teaching – and are proud of the feedback we receive. Delegates are asked to rate each lecture on a scale from 1 (low) to 5 (high). Last year we achieved average scores of 4.58 and 4.57 for usefulness of lectures and quality of presentation, respectively.
Bursary places are available. There are no restrictions on who can apply, although preference is given to students and/or trainees, and to persons who would be unable to attend without financial assistance, and some are restricted to employees of NHS Scotland.