Module 2 - Advanced Methods I: Computer tools for outbreak investigation
During this course, the participants are introduced to the different options of the software Epi Info 7 needed for conducting an outbreak investigation from the development of a questionnaire to the data entry and data analysis, focusing mainly on descriptive and stratified analysis. During the second part of the module, participants are introduced to multivariable analysis.
Date & place: 2 – 6 February 2015 at the National School of Public Health, National Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.
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– Interactive lectures and practical sessions built around the case study “An outbreak of gastroenteritis in the district of Camarma, 2002”.
– Software for data analysis: Epi Info 7 (http://wwwn.cdc.gov/epiinfo/)
– Epidemiological calculator: Openepi (www.openepi.com)
– Support materials and pre-reading documents will be delivered in advance to all participants.
– Optional exercises will be given to the participants
At the end of the week, participants will be able to:
– Get acquainted with computer tools for the various steps of an outbreak investigation
– Create a data entry file from a paper questionnaire
– Manage datasets, including data entry, validation and cleaning
– Perform descriptive analysis
– Conduct analysis for cohort and case-control studies, including stratified analysis
– Get knowledge and skills in multivariable analyses (linear, logistic regression, survival analysis and cox regression) and interpretation of results.
– Understand the principles of outbreak communication
– Be familiar with Epi Info 7 software and epidemiological calculators
– Software for epidemiological surveillance, surveys and outbreak investigations
– Data entry, data management, analysis and interpretation
- Juan de Mata Donado-Campos. National Institute of Public Health (ISCIII), Spain
- Vinciane Sizaire. National Institute of Public Health (ISCIII), Spain.
Facilitators / experts
- Chesco Nogareda. Scientific coordinator – MediPIET. National Institute of Public Health, Spain
- Adela Páez. Scientific coordinator – MediPIET. ECDC, Sweden
- Macarena Garrido. Spanish FETP coordinator. National Institute of Public Health, Spain
- Marie Roseline Darnycka Belizaire. Epidemiologist. National Institute of Public Health, Spain
- Kostas Koutentakis. EPIET fellow. National Institute of Public Health, Spain
- Fernando Simon. Head of Health Emergencies Coordination Centre. Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity, Spain. TBC
- Alicia Barrasa. Scientific coordinator – EPIET. National Institute of Public Health, Spain. TBC
- Marta Valenciano. Deputy Director of the Epidemiology department. Epiconcept. Spain.
Administration and logistics
- Enric Ibarz. Project Officer – MediPIET. FIIAPP, Spain
- Roberto Medina. Support Officer – MediPIET. FIIAPP, Spain