Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Public Health Research (STATA)

Course Details:

Dates : 13th August, 2018 - 24th August, 2018
Duration : 10 Days (8:30am - 4:30pm)
Venue : Nairobi, Kenya
Charges : $ 1,500 + 16% VAT
 

Participants will learn the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics and gain skills in using epidemiological and biostatistical tools to describe, monitor and investigate the determinants of population health. The statistical background required to conduct research, describe, summarize, develop hypothesis, assess associations, analyze data, interpret and communicate results will be studied comprehensively.

The course targets health care professionals who wish to consolidate their knowledge and skills and increase their understanding of the importance of epidemiology and statistics in public health today. Career pathway with these areas include: public health physicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, surveillance officers, monitoring and evaluation coordinators, data managers, research officers, among others.

This course will integrate active and participatory learning approaches and assignments, with an emphasis on reflective and collaborative learning. Further, participants will be required to actively participate in small group discussions. The maximum number of course participants is 12

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform basic and advanced data management routines on survey data sets
  • Perform explanatory data analysis tasks with easy
  • Create univariate and bivariate graphs / charts
  • Carry out classical tests of hypothesis and draw clear inferences and conclusion to them
  • Perform non-parametric tests and draw conclusions
  • Come up with linear, poisson and logistic regression models, tests their validity, make conclusions and use such models to make prediction about the general population.

COURSE CONTENT

This course content has been broken into sections each of which covers a reasonable content to enable participants connect and progress successively in the next section.

  • Data management in Stata
    • Introduction to Stata
    • Creating and changing variables
    • Transforming variables and data sets
    • Introduction to Stata graphics
  • Biostatistics
    • Introduction to Statistical concepts
    • Hypothesis testing
    • Tests of differences in population means
    • Analysis of contingency tables
    • Non-parametric method
    • Linear regression and correlation
  • Epidemiology
    • Measure of disease frequency
    • Measure of effect for categorical data
    • Vital statistics
    • Clinical research designs
    • Case reports and series
    • Cross-sectional studies
    • Misclassification
    • Confounding
    • Remedies for confounding
    • Effect modification
    • Introduction to survival analysis
  • Research ethics and statistics
    • Overview
    • Protection of human subjects
    • Informed consent
    • Research integrity
    • Authorship policies
    • Data and safety monitoring boards

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If you want the training done at your organization premises, please contact us for further inquiries.

WHAT YOU WILL REQUIRE

  • A working laptop
  • Stata software installed (we will provide a 30 day Stata version license to those without the software)

FEE INFORMATION:

The fee for this 10 days’ course is $ 1,500 plus 16% VAT. Organizations registering at least 2 participants will get a 16% discount.

The cost includes: writing material, tea and snacks, drinking water and lunch but does NOT include accommodation and travel expenses.

HOW TO REGISTER

Interested participants should apply for the course by filling the contact us form at:
www.drmathematics.com/en/training/register

OR contacting the training facilitator:

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  • Mobile: +254 721 462 424

PAYMENT DETAILS

We require that all payments be made through the bank. Below are the bank payment details for the CENTRE FOR MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH. Please retain a copy of your bank payment slip for purposes of future reference. Cheques should be addressed to CENTRE FOR MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH.

ACCOUNT INFORMATION
Bank KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK
Branch MOI AVENUE
Account Number 1153831880
Account Name CENTRE FOR MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH

 
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