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Group courses in Epidemiology

I give group courses/workshops in e.g epidemiology and proposal writing on request of an organisation.

Group courses on demand in basic and more advanced epidemiology

As I am very enthusiastic about my profession, I enjoy teaching others about epidemiology. This can be either at an introductory level, for those not familiar with epidemiology, or at a more advanced level, for those that want to deepen their knowledge. I also give courses focusing on research proposal development. I only give these courses for groups of students and (health) professionals on request of an organisation, e.g. an academic institution or a society.

Custom made group courses

The actual content of a course I develop based on what is requested by the client and the level of the participants. Depending on the duration of the course/workshop (e.g. generally from a half-day workshop to a 5-day course) I employ the following teaching methods: lectures, exercises and cases/group discussions. My experience is that students learn the most by applying and discussing what they have just learned in a presentation. 

Are you looking for someone who can teach epidemiology? Just give me a call on +27 (0) 72 964 0548 or send an email to annette.gerritsen@epiresult.com

Example projects

  • Teaching quantitative research proposal writing

    Teaching quantitative research proposal writing to Doctors of Public Health students at the School of Public Health of the University of Limpopo, Medunsa campus: the elements of a research proposal (research problem, objectives, methods) and the characteristics of randomised controlled trials.

    Reference: Supa Pengpid | National School of Public Health, University of Limpopo (Medunsa campus)
  • Conducting a workshop on Introduction to Epidemiology in Health Economics

    Conducting a workshop on Introduction to Epidemiology in Health Economics. The different study designs were discussed and illustrated by examples of their use in health economics studies. Furthermore, the different measures of frequency and association were presented, explained and illustrated by examples. Throughout the workshop exercises were done and case studies discussed in order to enhance the learning of the participants.

    Reference: Shelley McGee | Board member ISPOR SA
  • Teaching an advanced epidemiology course to MSc and MPH students

    Teaching an advanced epidemiology course, including epidemiological study designs, to MSc and MPH students: lectures on the theory and on examples of studies, discussion of exercises and  case studies using the Problem-Based Learning approach. With respect to designs, the following was discussed: the principles, advantages and disadvantages of cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, cohort studies (both prospective and retrospective), hybrid designs (nested case-control study, case-cohort study), and randomised controlled trials. In addition the following topics were covered: measures of frequency and association (both relative and absolute), bias, confounding and effect modification. 

    Reference: Goedele Louwagie | Senior Specialist Community Health, School for Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria