Short courses

Looking to advance your career, learn something new or update/refresh your skills in epidemiology and data analysis then consider a short course at the EpiCentre.

Courses registration opening soon:

      

Linear regression (4 to 7 June 2019 – 3.5 days)

What you will learn 
Students will learn how to build, interpret and assess an linear regression. 

Assumed knowledge 
The course assumes that you are able to complete exploratory data analysis in R. If you do not have these skills we strongly recommend you complete the If you do not have the prior learning we recommend completing the Introduction to data analysis and statistical inference (8 to 15th April). If this is not an option please contact us so we can discuss options for gaining access to self-directed learning modules.

Instructors 
EpiCentre Instructors  - TBA.

Cost 

  • Massey University School of Veterinary Science staff and students with a supervisor in SoVS: FREE
  • Other Massey University staff and students: $225
  • Regular $880 GST inclusive

Inclusions 
3.5 days tuition, course material.

Logistic regression (10 to 13 June 2019 – 3.5 days)

What you will learn  
Students will learn how to build, interpret and assess a Mantel-Haenszel test and a logistic regression.

Assumed knowledge 
The course assumes that you are able to complete exploratory data analysis in R. If you do not have these skills we strongly recommend you complete the If you do not have the prior learning we recommend completing the Introduction to data analysis and statistical inference (8 to 15th April). If this is not an option please contact us so we can discuss options for gaining access to self-directed learning modules.

Instructors 
EpiCentre Instructors  – TBA

Cost 

  • Massey University School of Veterinary Science staff and students with a supervisor in SoVS: FREE
  • Other Massey University staff and students: $225
  • Regular $880 GST inclusive

Inclusions  
3.5 days tuition, course material.

Introduction to spatial epidemiology (24 to 28 June - 5 days)

What you will learn  
Students will learn how to generate maps using open source software QGIS and R to depict spatial patterns in health data and how to conduct appropriate statistical analyses to explore or describe any spatial clustering of health events. A further learning goal is to be able to generate hypotheses regarding disease risk given the observed spatial patterns of their data and how to effectively communicate their findings to researchers, veterinarians and policy-makers.

Assumed knowledge 
Students will be expected to have a working knowledge on the use of R statistical software and its user interface, R Studio. Students without this knowledge should contact the Instructors well in advance of the short course to arrange access to introductory R courses.

Instructors 
Chris Compton, John Lowry, Art Subharat. 

Cost 

  • Massey University School of Veterinary Science staff and students with a supervisor in SoVS: FREE
  • Other Massey University staff and students: $350
  • Regular $1,250 GST inclusive

Inclusions  
5 days tuition, course material.

Introduction to analysis of temporal and time-series data (1 to 5 July - 5 days)

What you will learn  
Students will learn to use open source software to generate graphs that describe temporal patterns of health data, conduct appropriate statistical analyses to explore or describe any temporal clustering, and to generate hypotheses regarding disease risk given the observed temporal patterns. Students will also practice how to effectively communicate their findings to other researchers, veterinarians and policy-makers.

Assumed knowledge 
Students will be expected to have a working knowledge on the use of R statistical software and its user interface, R Studio. Students without this knowledge should contact the Instructors well in advance of the short course to arrange access to introductory R courses.

Instructors 
Chris Compton, Emilie Vallee.

Cost 

  • Massey University School of Veterinary Science staff and students with a supervisor in SoVS: FREE
  • Other Massey University staff and students: $350
  • Regular  $1,250 GST inclusive

Inclusions  
5 days tuition, course material.

Upcoming courses :

Decision-making with animal health data  (2 to 6 September - 5 days)

What you will learn  
Students will learn how to utilise health, production and farm financial data to make decisions on the control of animal diseases and improvement of animal productivity. The focus will be on applying the principles of disease and production monitoring, information management and decision-making processes at farm level in a practical way.

Assumed knowledge 
Students will be expected to have a working knowledge on the use of spreadsheets (such as Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel), including knowledge about data types, and the use of functions and pivot tables. Students without this knowledge should contact the Instructors well in advance of the short course to arrange access to introductory courses to learn these skills.

Instructors 
Chris Compton.

Cost 

  • Massey University School of Veterinary Science staff and students with a supervisor in SoVS: FREE
  • Other Massey University staff and students: $350
  • Regular $1,250 GST inclusive

Inclusions  
5 days tuition, course material.

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