Module 7 - Time series analysis (TSA)


The Mediterranean Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET) is a sustainable training program in intervention epidemiology funded by the European Commission and implemented by Spanish Consortium -National Public Health Institute (ISCIII) and the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP)-, and under the scientific leadership of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The purpose of the program is to consolidate a competent workforce with the necessary competence in intervention epidemiology to carry out essential public health functions for prevention and control of national and cross-border challenges posed by communicable diseases

Dates and place:

The training will take place in Beirut, Lebanon, starting Monday 24th until Friday 28th April 2017.

Practical info:



Venue and accomodation:

The module will take place at the Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel (

Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Beirut

Ain El Mreysseh – P.O. Box 11-1267
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: + 961 1 368 111

Transfer airport-hotel:

We have arranged a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel back to the airport on your departure.

A driver with a MediPIET sign or your name will be waiting for you at the airport upon arrival to take you to the hotel.

Please download the programme here:

M7-2017_TSA PROGRAM_Beirut

For any questions related to the content, please refer to the coordinator of the module: Dr Adela Páez (

Learning objectives

The learning objectives of the module are: understand the use of time-series analysis in public health surveillance; get familiar with the basic epidemiological applications of time series; understand the theoretical principles of time series; get acquainted with the concepts of autocorrelation, stationarity and application of transformations; acquire basic practical skills for time series analysis; understand the use of filters, periodograms, correlograms, and acquire the basic computer skills needed to analyse these and be acquainted with the use of TSA to forecast, predict and set thresholds for outbreak detection.

Dr Adela Páez – Scientific Coordinator

Dr Nikoletta Mavroeidi – Scientific Coordinator

Dr Ahmed Zaghloul – Scientific Coordinator


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