InterRisk Basic epidemiology and biostatistics module
InterRisk is a new international Master's programme which trains future risk managers using active pedagogical methods; combining lectures and real cases problem-solving, field visits (such as biosecurity audits on livestock farms), laboratory experiments (for disease diagnostics) and innovative computer-based tools, which provide genuine practical experience.
Courses are currently running in suitable facilities at the University of Kasetsart, Bangkok, Thailand.
LinkTADs supports the implementation of the Basic epidemiology and biostatistics module held from 7 to 18 March at Kasetsart University by inviting Chinese and European colleagues to attend the training.
This module discusses useful reminders of basic biostatistics in epidemiology: different types of variables, graphical representations, indicators of position or dispersion, construction of confidence intervals, calculation of sample size and principles of statistical analysis. It will introduce the discipline of epidemiology, its definition and its scope, with example of issues that can be addressed. Large study schemes and measures in epidemiology will be outlined (incidence, prevalence, value predictive tests, measures of associations). Then, this chapter aims to review in detail the sources of error in epidemiology and approaches that limit the preparation and the conduct of an investigation. Special attention will be given to the process of results interpretations and critical reading.