Training Course on The Use Of ICT Tools In Epidemiology

Training Course on The Use Of ICT Tools In Epidemiology


The collection and integration of clinical data for the purpose of patient health management is becoming a reality at different aggregation levels. Although there is no world-wide Electronic Health Record format agreement, integration at regional and national levels is habitual in many countries.

The use of ICT in epidemiology is traditionally considered from two complementary views. From one side, the collection of raw data through electronic means implies a big advance in the scalability, duration, and cost of the process. The use of the internet reduces costs, increases number of potential targets and enables a quick collection process. On the other side, ICT is used for developing and running mathematical methods to characterize and solve epidemiological models.

This course focuses on strengthening the knowledge and skills related to the utilization of software tools in investigating disease outbreaks. It is suitable for healthcare professionals.


5 days

Training Objectives

• To create electronic entry forms from paper questionnaires

• To enter merge, validate and clean data, manage datasets

• To randomly select controls

• To create epidemic curves and work with dates and times in Epidata or Excel

• To map epidemiological data

• To carry out analysis for cohort and case-control studies, including stratified and multivariable analysis

• To calculate study power and sample size for various study designs

• To produce a report of the outbreak study, interpreting results of the various analyses.

Course content

• Introduction to outbreak investigation, cohort and case-control studies

• Descriptive analysis of epidemiological data using Excel/Stata

• Creation of a questionnaire

• Data entry and validation using EpiData

• Analysis of place characteristics ;mapping of cases using QGIS

• Time series analysis; epidemic curve using Excel/Stata

• Bivariate analysis of epidemiological data using Stata

Key Notes

The participant must be conversant with English

Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work.

Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and A Certificate of successful completion of Training.

Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance and other personal expenses.

Accommodation, pickup, freight booking and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

One-yearpost-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, so as to enable us prepare better for you


The workshop focuses on processing a population census or demographic survey, but participants are encouraged to bring any questionnaire relevant to their job responsibilities. It will be conducted in a hands-on, product-oriented environment. Each participant will have exclusive use of a computer, a tablet or Smartphone, and will receive the latest version of the CSPro software.


START DATE: 08/27/2018

END DATE: 08/31/2018


START DATE: 09/10/2018

END DATE: 09/14/2018


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