קורס ייחודי וחד פעמי בנושא אפידמיולוגיה גיאוגרפית.
Instructor: Olaf Berke
Associate Professor of Statistical Epidemiology, Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada
This course introduces the basic and some advanced statistical methods for the analysis of spatial or geographical data in epidemiology and public health.
The importance of the geographical location of disease occurrence is widely recognized by researchers and health care officials. Disease and risk mapping, as well as the identification of disease clusters, have become important issues for students and professionals in public health.
There is also great interest to link the location of disease occurrence to spatially varying risk factors. This course presents a practical and comprehensive overview of geographical epidemiology. Participants are introduced to the notions of spatial data in epidemiology and map-making. The emphasis of the course will be on spatial statistical methods and their application in public health, epidemiology, veterinary science and medical geography. All concepts are illustrated by real world examples, and students will get hands-on experience applying the methods using free software.
Dates: March 11th-15th, 2018 between 09:00-15:00.
Place: Rehovot Campus, Etrog Room
Credit points: 2
Exam at the last day.
Participants are required to bring their own laptop. Working experience with R/RStudio free statistical software is advantageous but not mandatory.
The course will be in English. Number of participants is limited.