20.08.2018 To 24.08.2018

Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Causal Research and prediction modeling

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Intensive Short Course

Flyer Advanced Epidemiologic Methods

Learning objectives of this intensive short course

By the end of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Critically assess the results of epidemiological studies on causal relationships or prediction models
  • Correctly define exposures and learn how to best represent them in models
  • Understand difference between various sources of bias (confounding, measurement error and missing data) and the way these biases may differentially affect studies on causal relationships and prediction models.
  • Describe key assumptions of methods used to control for (time-varying) confounding.
  • Describe key assumptions of methods used to handle missing observations.
  • Understand the reasons for and consequences of overfitting prediction models
  • Describe recent developments in the fields of causal research and prediction modelling

Organizational and administrative matters


Rolf H.H. Groenwold, Leiden University Medical Center (NL)
Maarten van Smeden, Leiden University Medical Center (NL)

Event organizer:

Berlin School of Public Health / Institut für Public Health


Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Forum 3, Kursraum 3



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