30th Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology

Dates: Monday 6th - Friday 10th March 2023
Location: Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen

In 2023 our Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology celebrates its 30th year.  During the course, delegates will cover disease measurement; the principles of epidemiological study design and analysis; the collection of data in epidemiological studies; and various methodological considerations including bias, confounding, validity, and reliability.

We aim to take delegates to a level that would be covered in an epidemiological module of an MPH programme.  The course is not a statistics course and, while the course will cover the principles of epidemiological analysis, how different approaches should be employed for different study designs, and how these should be interpreted, it does not cover advanced analytical techniques.  The course assumes no prior epidemiological training and will cover basic topics in each of the above areas, as well as some more advanced topics.

Please contact epidemiology@abdn.ac.uk if you have any queries.

See below for further information. Full details of this year's course will be available soon.


Further information

Course details


Monday 6th - Friday 10th March 2023


Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen


Early bird rate: £800 (if booked by 25th November 2022)
Full price: £950

How do I register?

Booking and registration

Registration for the course will be available via our online store here shortly. Please check back for updates.



Travel and accommodation

Travelling to Aberdeen

For the latest travel advice and information from the Scottish Government you can access the following resources:

Due to potential uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 restrictions booking your travel, we strongly recommend you consider the following when making your travel arrangements:

  • Flexible flight bookings (e.g. refundable vs non-refundable fares)
  • Travel insurance for flights
  • Medical insurance for travellers (particularly for overseas travellers – for COVID coverage, cost, etc)


While we do not currently have any specific agreements with any local hotels, previous delegates have found both the Douglas Hotel and Jury’s Inn in the City Centre to be conveniently located, with easy access to local amenities and transport routes.

Other hotels that our attendees have used in the past include: Premier Inn, Holiday Inn, Millennium Copthorne Hotel and the Mercure Caledonian Hotel – please check the providers’ own websites for rates, bookings and further details.