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  Assoc. Prof. Pratap Singhasivanon, MBBS, MPH, Dr.PH (Epidemiology)
Department of Tropical Hygiene
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
Secretary/General, SEAMEO TROPMED Network
Co Director:
  Mr. Irwin F. Chavez
Department of Tropical Hygiene
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
Background Information and Justification for the Programme:
  With advances in technology, numerous methods have been developed to better respond to new, emerging and continuously evolving public health problems.  Dengue hemorrhagic fever, tuberculosis, malaria, avian influenza, HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases, among many others remain as priority diseases among health ministries worldwide.  Responding effectively and efficiently to these public health problems require human resource with the necessary knowledge and skills in Epidemiology and its associated tools.

With increasing demand for such manpower both regionally and globally combined with the enormous amount of data, powerful statistical software, and learning materials for basic learners, an advanced level course for Epidemiology is not only logical but necessary.

The two-week intensive course will focus on basic and hybrid observational study designs and break them down in terms of their design, sources of error, methods of analyses, and interpretation of results. Other related topics and methods of analyses, including GIS and spatial analysis, will also be covered. All topics will be taught through l ectures, hands-on exercises, and discussions.

Suitable participants for this course include professionals and learners in the biomedical, public health, research, environmental sciences, veterinary , and other related fields looking to update and enhance their knowledge and skills that support evidence-based research.

All lectures will be given by experts from SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centers: College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila (Health Promotion and Public Health); Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia (Microbiology, Parasitology, and Entomology); and Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University Thailand (Tropical Medicine)
Number of Participants: 10 to 40 Persons
Invited Country: Non-specific
Duration: 7 – 18 October 2013
  Understand and differentiate epidemiologic study designs with emphasis on their applications and limitations;
Highlight different statistical methods and how they link with epidemiologic studies;
Provide a hands-on approach in analyzing epidemiologic data using Intercooled Stata® 12 ; and
Introduce learners to a variety of  related methods to further expand the scope, validity, and usefulness of epidemiologic studies.
  Participants are expected to attend all sessions during the course. Travel arrangements should, therefore, be made accordingly in both directions. Participants will be evaluated continuously throughout the course for knowledge acquisition, skills and competence. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to successful participants achieving the required standard and attendance record.
Participant criteria:
  Review of Epidemiology Concepts
a. Definition and applications of epidemiology
b. Epidemiologic measures
c. Study designs
d. Sources of error in epidemiologic studies
e. Analysis and interpretation of epidemiologic data
  Review of Statistical Methods
f. Descriptive methods
g. Estimation and hypothesis testing
h. Analyses of count and continuous data
i: Design and Analysis:
j. Cohort Study
k. Case-control study
l. Nested case-control
m. Case-cohort
  Analysis of Survey Data and Mixed Model Analysis
  Introduction to Public Health Informatics
  Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  Geospatial analytic methods
  Applicants must have the following minimum qualifications:
  education: equivalent to a tertiary/university degree with adequate knowledge in English, basic computer skills in spreadsheet, and word-processing applications
  professional experience: work experience in the fields of public health, environmental sciences, medicine, veterinary medicine, social sciences, etc.
  language proficiency: good command of spoken and written English;
  health status: physically and mentally fit
Registration fee is USD 500 per person:
  The fee includes:
- Lecture fee
- Refreshment (2 times coffee break)
- Airport transfers *
- Training materials
- Staff assistance
* only for SEAMEO TROPMED funded participants
  Payment will be advised after receiving a contact via
Tentative Program Schedule:
  Week I : 7 - 11 October 2013
1. Review Epidemiologic Concepts
    a. Definition and applications of epidemiology
b. Epidemiologic measures
c. Study designs
d. Sources of error in epidemiologic studies
e. Analysis and interpretation of epidemiologic data
  2. Review of Statistical Methods
    a. Descriptive methods
b. Estimation, hypothesis testing, normality, t-test
c. Analyses of count and quantitative data
  3. Design and Analysis: Cohort Study

Week II: 13 - 18 October 2013

  1. Design and Analysis: Case-control Study
2. Design and Analysis: Nested Case-control Study
3. Design and Analysis: Case-cohort Study
4. Analysis of Survey Data and Mixed Model Analysis
5. Introduction to Public Health Informatics
6. Geographic Information Systems
7. Spatial analysis of point and area data
Coordinating and Contact Office:
  Office of International Cooperation (OIC)
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Ratchathewi
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 3069118, Fax: +66 2 3549141
Email: tmirunit@diamond.mahidol.ac.th
Website: http://www.tm.mahidol.ac.th
  Last update: August 29, 2013
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