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Notice to Readers: International Course in Applied Epidemiology

CDC and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will cosponsor the International Course in Applied Epidemiology, to be held September 22--October 17, 2008, in Atlanta, Georgia. The course is designed for public health professionals from countries other than the United States. It will include presentations and discussions of epidemiologic principles, basic statistical analysis, public health surveillance, field investigations, surveys and sampling, and the epidemiologic aspects of current major public health problems in global health.

Group discussions of epidemiologic case exercises based on field investigations will be held during the course. Participants are encouraged to give a short presentation reviewing some epidemiologic data from their own country. The course also will include computer training using Epi Info (Windows version), a software program for epidemiologists developed at CDC and the World Health Organization.

Prerequisites are familiarity with the vocabulary and principles of basic epidemiology, or completion of CDC's Principles of Epidemiology home-study course or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants whose work involves priority public health problems in international health. Tuition is charged.

Additional information and applications are available by mail (Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Global Health Dept. [Attn: Pia], 1518 Clifton Rd. NE, Rm. 746, Atlanta, GA 30322); fax (404-727-4590), e-mail (, or Internet (

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Date last reviewed: 4/16/2008

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