VLIR-UOS International Training Programme (ITP) Scholarships: Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Qualitative Research Methods (EBQ) 2021
VLIR-UOS ITP supports the programme with 11 scholarships for participants from the global South (please consult the eligible country list).
When is the Application Deadline:
1st November 2021 (CEST)
Tell Me About International Training Programme (ITP) Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Qualitative Research Methods:
This course is an intensive six-week training on the basic principles and methods of epidemiology. An in-depth study of medical statistics with appropriate statistical methods is integrated in the main epidemiological content. Basic principles of qualitative methods will be explained, and introductory lectures will be given on systematic reviews, health economics, and cost-effectiveness.
Throughout the ITP course, each participant will have the opportunity to work with their own data set under the guidance of experienced tutors. Each participant receives the Clinical Epidemiology handbook by Grobbee and Hoes, as well as other necessary didactic materials.
The following topics and practical sessions are part of the ITP EBQ training at Universiteit Antwerpen:
· Quantitative study design
· Methods of data analysis/biostatistics
· Qualitative study design
· Systematic reviews and Meta-analysis
· Introduction to the use of statistical packages (R)
· Research Project (R & Nvivo)
What Type of Scholarship is this?
Who is Eligible for International Training Programme (ITP) Scholarships Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Qualitative Research Methods?
– Knowledge of Basic Essential Medical Statistics
(level part A & B Kirkwood, ISBN 978 0 86542871 3)
– Good command of English (upper intermediate level)
– Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software
– Personal laptop
– Own database
How are Applicants Selected?
Researchers/PhD students from different disciplines and faculties are accepted. In order to guarantee a personal progress trajectory and interactive exchanges during classes, a maximum of 20 participants will be accepted.
Which Countries are Eligible?
Where will Award be Taken?
How Many Scholarships will be Given?
What is the Benefit of International Training Programme (ITP) Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Qualitative Research Methods (EBQ)?
The course accounts for the equivalent of 15 ECTS. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded upon completion of the course.
How Long will the Program Last?
The programme is organised from 19 April – 28 May 2022.