29th Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology

Dates: Monday 7th - Friday 11th March 2022
Location: Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen

In 2022 our Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology celebrates its 29th 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.

The 2021 edition of the course was delivered online, over five weeks, due to COVID restrictions on travel and gatherings.  We fully expect that by March 2022 we will be able to deliver this course face-to-face, in Aberdeen, over five days.  In the unlikely event that this is not possible, we will revert to online delivery.

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

Book now via our online store.

See below for further information.


Further information

Course details


Monday 7th - Friday 11th March 2022


Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen




Full price: £950
Early bird rate: £800 (payment no later than Friday 26th November 2021)


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 2022 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 should be made via the University of Aberdeen Online Store and must be made with a credit or debit card. The store will initially remain open until 31st January 2022, 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. Payment must be made in full for a booking to be accepted.

From some institutions we can also accept payment by purchase order and invoice. If you wish to pay by this method, please contact epidemiology@abdn.ac.uk in the first instance. Please note, invoices must be paid, in full, by 17th December 2021.  A booking is not confirmed until payment has been received by the University of Aberdeen. All bookings after this date must be processed via the online store.

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


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Travel and accommodation

Travelling to Aberdeen

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


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.

Getting Around

Delegates will be provided with a bus pass for unlimited travel within Aberdeen city centre for the duration of the course. Please note that this pass will be issued at the first session, and delegates will have to arrange their own travel to the Sir Duncan Rice Library on day 1 of the course.