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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
June 14, 2000

International Course in Applied Epidemiology

JAMA. 2000;283(22):2930. doi:10.1001/jama.283.22.2930-JWR0614-5-1

MMWR. 2000;49:401

CDC and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will cosponsor a course, "International Course in Applied Epidemiology" on October 2-27, 2000, in Atlanta, Georgia. This basic course in epidemiology is directed at public health professionals from countries other than the United States.

The course's content includes presentations and discussions of epidemiologic principles, basic statistical analysis, public health surveillance, field investigations, surveys and sampling, and discussions of the 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 some epidemiologic data from their own country. Computer training using Epi-Info, a software program developed at CDC and the World Health Organization for epidemiologists is included. Prerequisites are 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. There is a tuition charge.

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

*References to sites of non-CDC organizations on the World-Wide Web are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites.