Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Qualitative Research Methods

International course at the University of Antwerp, Belgium

16 October - 24 November 2017

In the fall of 2017 this course will be organised for the fifth consecutive time. It offers a profound training of six weeks on the basic principles and methods of epidemiology. An in-depth study of medical statistics with appropriate statistical methods will be integrated with the main epidemiological content. Basic principles of qualitative methods will be explained. Introductory lectures on systematic reviews, health economics and cost-effectiveness are programmed. 
Throughout the course each participant will have the opportunity to work with his/her own data set (or from the organisers if not available) under the guidance of experienced tutors.  Everyone will receive a reader including necessary didactic materials (handouts, power point slides, articles, etc.).

In 2017 we can provide 12 applicants with a full scholarship, thanks to VLIR-UOS. This would include your course fee, air ticket, insurance, visa costs, accommodation and daily allowance. For eligibility criteria and application procedure, kindly go to the application page. 

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“EBQ made me realize how much you can do back home with all the data available. Statistics made it also easy for me to interpret my results."

"The participants came from different cultures and disciplines. This ensured lively group interactions both in class and at the student residence TPC. The course was well organized and managed."

“Very relevant and useful for the future. All the basics are given to correctly conduct epidemiologic studies.

“I would recommend this course to others because it covers a broad range of topics that is necessary for training into a scientific career.” 

"This course is very empowering and helpful for researchers."

"The EBQ is essential for networking and research collaborations."

Impressions of previous editions

These are a selection of photographs and snapshots taken during the previous editions of the EBQ course, namely from 2013 to 2015.

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