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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
March 21, 2001

International Course in Applied Epidemiology

JAMA. 2001;285(11):1436. doi:10.1001/jama.285.11.1436

MMWR. 2001;50:148

CDC and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will co-sponsor a course, "International Course in Applied Epidemiology," during September 24–October 19, 2001, 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 2000 (Windows® version), 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" homestudy course (SS3030) or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants whose work involves priority public health problems in inter-national health. Early registration deadline is June 1, 2001; late registration deadline is September 1, 2001. 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) 7273485; fax (404) 7274590; World-Wide Web site, http://www.sph.emory.edu/EPICOURSES*; or e-mail pvaleri@sph.emory.edu.

*References to sites of nonCDC organizations on the WorldWide 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.