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Statistics & epidemiology course at EuroMISE Center

Karel Zvara zvara at emlinux.uivt.cas.cz
Sun Feb 9 16:54:12 EST 1997


Announcement about the course organized by EuroMISE Center of Charles 
University and Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Prague
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Statistics in Clinics and Epidemiology
Prague, 9th - 20th June, 1997

Course objective
	There will be given a course at the EuroMISE Center of Charles 
	University and Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic. The objectives 
	of the course are to provide theoretical and practical knowledge in 
	statistics for clinical and epidemiological research and practice. 
	The course will be prepared in wide European cooperation, especially 
	with EU universities and institutes in Germany (Heidelberg, Marburg, 
	Neuherberg), France (Bordeaux) and Ireland (Dublin).

Who should attend?
	Graduate in medicine, epidemiology, statistics, informatics or other 
	related disciplines, who are willing to improve their professional 
	knowledge and skills in the interdisciplinary fields covered by this 
	course.

Set up of the course
	During all parts of the course in the morning sections, lectures and 
	demonstrations will be presented. In the afternoons, practical 
	exercises are given so that hands-on experiences can be obtained. 
	To this aim a network of workstations is available at the EuroMISE 
	Center.
	During the course hand-outs and books will be made available to all 
	participants. All materials will be in English.

Further information
	The course is given in English, the applicants must be able to 
	understand, speak and write in English. Participants who have followed 
	all course and fulfilled all requirements will be given a certificate. 
	Preliminary applications must be sent before March 15, 1997. Detailed 
	information about the course will be sent after receiving your 
	application.

Costs

Each participants should cover by himself:
* accommodation, staying expenses and travel costs (in case of interest the 
    accommodation could be arranged through the EuroMISE Center)
* the registration fee of 350 ECU (course organization, course materials, 10 
    lunches and refreshment during coffee breaks, one day trip outside of 
    Prague are included)


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Programme of the course :

Week 1:	(9th June - 15th June, 1997)
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Topics

Monday
  Basic concepts, descriptive statistics, principles of estimation

Tuesday
  Hypotheses testing, overview of statistical tests, parametric vs. 
  nonparametric, independent vs. dependent groups

Wednesday
  Type of epidemiological studies, measures of disease frequency and effect of 
  risk factors

Thursday
  Measuring association, correlation, linear regression

Friday
  Confounding and effect modification, stratification

Saturday
  Visit of Prague

Sunday
  Trip outside of Prague


Week 2:	(16th June - 20th June, 1997)
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Topics

Monday
  Evaluation of diagnostic procedures

Tuesday
  Linear models, logistic regression

Wednesday
  Discriminant analysis, survival analysis

Thursday
  Clinical trials I

Friday
  Clinical trials II



Preliminary registration form can be found on our WWW server 
http://euromise.uivt.cas.cz/english/courses/kurs97rg.html. 

More information about course is available on WWW server 
http://euromise.uivt.cas.cz/english/courses/kurs97.html
or on phone/fax number +42-2-6897013.



Our address :


EuroMISE Center
Pod vodarenskou vezi 2
180 00 Prague 8
The Czech Republic
Czech Republic

e-mail : euromise at uivt.cas.cz




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