28th Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology

Dates: February / March 2021
Location: Online

Our well-established Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology celebrates its 28th year. During the course, delegates will cover principles of study design, the collection and analysis of data in epidemiological studies, and various methodological aspects including bias, confounding, validity and reliability.  It assumes no prior epidemiological training and will cover basic and more advance topics in each of these areas, taking delegates to a level covered in an epidemiological module of a Masters degree. 

We had hoped to be able to run the course face-to-face, as usual in March 2021.  However, due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic we have taken the decision to run the course online.  The course will be run as an online seminar series over five weeks, with an additional final session to wrap up.

If you have any questions or queries about the course, please contact epidemiology@abdn.ac.uk.

Please see below for more information.



Further information

Course details


Tuesday 23rd February to Saturday 27th March 2021




The course will run as a series of ten 90 minute sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1630-1800 GMT, commencing on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 and finishing on Thursday 25th March 2021. The final session will be 2½ hours, running from 0930-1200 GMT on Saturday 27th March 2021.


Full price: £950 Due to the move online, all bookings will now be made at the early bird rate. 
Early bird / online rate: £800


Delegates may cancel their booking by email to epidemiology@abdn.ac.uk, however the first £150 of any booking fee is non-refundable.  Cancellations after 1st February 2021 are non-refundable.

In the unlikely event that the course has to be cancelled the registration fee will, of course, be reimbursed in full.

How do I register?

Booking and registration

Booking must be made via the University of Aberdeen Online Store and must be made with a credit or debit card. Payment must be made in full for a reservation to be accepted.

Please ensure that you have read the course cancellation policy on the course ‘details’ section above.

Also, please note, the last day for booking this course using the online store will be the 31st of January 2021.  However, if there are still places available, it may still be possible to register on the course.  If you are interested in booking on the course after this date please contact epidemiology@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

Financial support


Due to current circumstances we will not be able to offer any bursaries for the 2021 course.