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Short course: Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy

July 6-17, 2020
London, UK

Short course: Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy

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July 6-17, 2020
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Application deadline: June 1, 2020

Special note: The NIHR Mucosal Pathogens Research Unit (MPRU) will sponsor two places on this course. To apply for the MPRU sponsorship, send a CV and motivational letter to ii.mpru@ucl.ac.uk.

See the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine course website for other available course fee discounts.


Epidemiological research has become an important tool in assessing vaccine protection. Although there are several courses specialising in vaccinology, there remains a gap in teaching about advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation. This course fills that gap, providing an in-depth training on current methods used in the evaluation of vaccine efficiency, safety and policy. It aims to address immunisation issues in high, middle and low income countries.

Participants will be expected to have completed a basic post-graduate epidemiology module or equivalent. They should have an understanding of epidemiological measures of disease frequency (incidence, prevalence), measures of effect (odds ratios, risk ratios), the merits of different study designs (cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, intervention studies) and key concepts and implications of sampling error, bias and confounding.