Week 2: General Modules

Summer Course 2018
31st Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology

25 June – 29 June 2018

Week 2, Module 1
Epidemiological methods II:
Case control studies
Milena Maule, Neil Pearce, Kate Tilling

  • Case-control studies
  • Cohort studies
  • Information and selection bias
  • Molecular and genetic epidemiology
  • Meta-analysis
  • Modeling strategies
Week 2, Module 2
Statistical methods in epidemiology II:
Analysis of cross-sectional and case-control studies

Cono Ariti, Aurelio Tobias

  • Regression methods in epidemiology
  • Introduction to the most common regression methods: logistic regression (odds ratios), Poisson regression (rate ratios) and Cox models (survival analysis)
  • Using regression to adjust for confounding
  • Methods to identify and quantify effect modification (interaction)
  • Extensions to the basic techniques: time dependent rates and time varying covariates
  • The analysis of case control studies including matched case control studies
Week 2, Module 3
Computer analysis of epidemiological data sets

Milena Maule, Aurelio Tobias, Stefania Curti, Neil Pearce, Kate Tilling

  • Statistical analysis of real data from a case-control study on bladder cancer using Stata
  • Analysis to evaluate confounding
  • Analysis to evaluate exposure-response
  • Analysis to evaluate effect modification including gene-environment interactions
  • Summarize and report main findings