USE OF ICT TOOLS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY

Course fee: KSH 80,000, USD 1,000 Start Date: 07/12/2020 End Date: 11/12/2020

INTRODUCTION

This five day course is aimed at strengthening participants’ knowledge and skills related to the use of software applications to investigate communicable disease outbreaks.

DURATION

5 days.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is open to all researchers and health practitioners with interest in the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) within healthcare.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to;

v To create an electronic  entry form from a paper questionnaire

v To enter merge, validate and clean data, manage datasets

v To create epidemic curves and work with dates and times in Epidata or Excel

v To map epidemiological data

v To calculate study power and sample size for various study designs

v To randomly select controls

v To carry out analysis for cohort and case-control studies, including stratified and multivariable analysis

v To produce a report of the outbreak study, interpreting results of the various analyses.

COURSE OUTLINE

v Introduction to outbreak investigation, cohort and case-control studies

v Creation of a questionnaire

v Data entry and validation using EpiData

v Descriptive analysis of epidemiological data using Excel/Stata

v Time series analysis; epidemic curve using Excel/Stata

v Analysis of place characteristics ;mapping of cases using QGIS

v Bivariate analysis of epidemiological data using Stata

METHODOLOGY

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants. 

TRAINING VENUE, LOGISTICS AND PAYMENT

v Training is residential and will be held at Afriex Training Centre.

v The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

v Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged upon request by the participant.

v This training can also be tailor made for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training Centre or at a convenient location.

v For further inquiries, please contact us on training@afriextraining.org

v Payment should be made to Afriex Training Limited bank account before the start of the training and receipts sent to training@afriextraining.org

v Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Afriex Training Ltd certificate.

Contact Details

Anniversary Towers 8th Flr, Nairobi
+254 715 310 685 | +254 732 543 623
info@afriextraining.org

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