CDC and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will co-sponsor
a course, "International Course in Applied Epidemiology," during September
27–October 22, 2004, in Atlanta, Georgia. The course is directed at
public health professionals from countries other than the United States and
will include presentations and discussions of epidemiologic principles, basic
statistical analysis, public health surveillance, field investigations, surveys
and sampling, and epidemiologic aspects of current major public health problems
in international health. Included are small group discussions of epidemiologic
case exercises based on field investigations. Participants are encouraged
to give a short presentation reviewing epidemiologic data from their own countries.
Computer training using Epi Info (Windows® version), a software
program developed by CDC and the World Health Organization for epidemiologists,
is included. Prerequisites include familiarity with the vocabulary and principles
of basic epidemiology or completion of CDC's "Principles of Epidemiology"
home-study course (SS3030) or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants
whose work involves priority public health problems in international health.
Early registration deadline is June 1; late registration deadline is September
1. Tuition is charged.
Additional information and applications are available from Emory University's
Rollins School of Public Health, International Health Dept. (PIA), 1518 Clifton
Road, N.E., Room 746, Atlanta, GA 30322; fax, 404-727-4590; at http://www.sph.emory.edu/epicourses; or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Course in Applied Epidemiology. JAMA. 2004;291(22):2696. doi:10.1001/jama.291.22.2696