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.

Upcoming courses

Advanced spatial epidemiology (7th to 9th February 2018)

What you will learn
We will cover spatial point pattern analysis / Poisson point process models using the statistical software R.

Assumed knowledge
In order to benefit from the course you should be able to do the following in R:

  •  Display spatial data
  •  Describe spatial data and detect clustering
  •  Model continuous data and area data

Instructors
The course will be taught by Professor Mark Stevenson from the University of Melbourne. Professor Stevenson has over 15 years’ experience and is an internationally recognized expert in spatial analysis of animal health data.

Fee
$900 (GST inclusive).

Note we offer discounts for Massey staff and students click here to view.

Includes
3 days of instruction
Certificate of completion
Morning and afternoon tea

Infectious disease modelling (12th to 14th February 2018)

What you will learn
We will cover methods for modelling infectious diseases transmission, including compartmental stochastic models and how to calculate R0.

Assumed knowledge
None

Instructors
The course will be taught by Professor Cord Heuer and Dr Carolyn Gates from Massey University EpiCentre a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology.

Fee
$900 (GST inclusive).

Note we offer discounts for Massey staff and students click here to view.

Includes
3 days of instruction
Certificate of completion
Morning and afternoon tea

Introduction to time series analysis (15th February 2018)

What you will learn
We will learn how to determine if there your data has temporal correlation and assess if there is a temporal trend or seasonality present.

Assumed knowledge
Participants should be able to conduct and interpret a linear regression performed using the statistical analysis software R. If you are familiar with linear regression but have not used R then please contact us and we can provide you with learning modules that will introduce you to R and explain how linear regression works in R.

Instructor
The course will be taught by Dr Emilie Vallee from Massey University EpiCentre a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology.

Fee
$50 (GST inclusive).

Note we offer discounts for Massey staff and students click here to view.

Includes
1 day of instruction
Morning and afternoon tea

Cost

non-Massey (GST inclusive)  Massey staff  Massey Students
GIS & Introduction to spatial analysis (3 days) $900  $450 $225
Infectious disease modelling (3 days)  $900 $450  $225
Introduction to time series (1 day)  $50  $30 $30

Past courses

  • Multi-level modelling 2017
  • GIS & Introduction to spatial analysis 2017
  • Meta-analysis 2017
  • Workshop on Applied Bayesian Statistics with a focus on diagnostic tests in the absence of gold standard 2015
  • Validity in Observational Studies "dealing with bais and missing data "  2015
  • Analysis of Time-to-Event Data for Medical and Veterinary Epidemiologists 2014
  • An Introduction To Multilevel Modelling 2013
  • Endemic Disease Surveillance Workshop 2010
  • EpiBranch Seminar and Workshop 2009
  • Making Sense of Science 2008

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