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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
June 9, 1999

International Course in Applied Epidemiology

JAMA. 1999;281(22):2082. doi:10.1001/jama.281.22.2082-JWR0609-2-1

MMWR. 1999;48:339

CDC and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will cosponsor a course, "International Course in Applied Epidemiology," October 4-29, 1999, in Atlanta. This basic course is directed at public health professionals from countries other than the United States. Its content includes presentations and discussions of epidemiologic principles, basic statistical analysis, public health surveillance, field investigations, surveys and sampling, and discussions of epidemiologic aspects of 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 some epidemiologic data from their own country. Computer training using Epi-Info software is included. Prerequisites are familiarity with the vocabulary and principles of basic epidemiology or completion of CDC's "Principles of Epidemiology" home-study course or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants whose work involves priority public health problems in international health. There is a tuition charge.

Additional information and applications are available from Emory University, The Rollins School of Public Health, International Health Dept. (PIA), 1518 Clifton Rd., N.E., Room 746, Atlanta, GA 30322; telephone (404) 727-3485; fax (404) 727-4590; e-mail pvaleri@sph.emory.edu, or on the World-Wide Web at http://www.sph.emory.edu/EPICOURSES.