The course consists of two parts:
Mathematical Infectious Disease Models (Monday-Wednesday)
Mathematical models are increasingly used to study infectious disease transmission and reactive strategies. We handle basic concepts of disease transmission models, parameter estimation and social contact patterns. The tutorials in R range from deterministic compartmental models up to stochastic individual-based models.
Health Economics for Vaccines (Thursday-Friday)
How to evaluate health interventions with the objective to obtain maximum health outcomes for a given health budget? We introduce the general concepts of cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis, with practical applications using R and MS Excel. We demonstrate how to generate, present and interpret cost-effectiveness results in the context of uncertainty. We discuss specific issues when evaluating preventive health care technologies such as vaccination programmes.
Evaluation: To award ECTS credits, participants are evaluated on a report of a case-study linked to the course material, which has to be send in one month after the course.
A certificate of attendance will be provided for each participant.
(*Each part can be followed separately, without ECTS credits)
Experience with R is a plus, though we provide basic info upfront and are there to help you.