South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis: Introduction to Statistics and its Applications in Biology

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 12:09
South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Ghent

The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), in association with the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN), the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of Ghent, Belgium, is conducting a two-week course titled ‘Introduction to Statistics and its Applications in Biology’ from 9-20 July 2012 in Stellenbosch.

The purpose of the course is to train Southern African students, health workers and professionals in the basic concepts and the most commonly applied methods of biostatistics, and so contribute to capacity building in this important field.

The course has a choice of two levels running concurrently:

  • Level 1: Basic concepts and methods;
  • Level 2: Biostatistics.
The course will be led by a team of experts in biostatistics, and each of Level 1 and Level 2 will consist of a balanced and integrated mix of theory and practical work.

This will be complemented by a social programme and excursion. The registration fee is R1 000 and is non-returnable. In addition:
  • The course fee, including full board in a university residence for 12 nights, is R6 000;
  • The course fee, without accommodation but including week-day lunches, is R4 000;
  • Applicants with no access to funding may apply for partial funding;
  • All participants are expected to pay their own travel costs.
Application forms are available online at www.sacema.com.

The closing date for applications is 18 May 2012.

The notification date for successful applicants is 28 May 2012.

Enquiries: Lynnemore Scheepers, E-mail: scheepersl@sun.ac.za

For more about the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis, refer to www.sacema.com.

For more about the University of KwaZulu-Natal, refer to www.ukzn.ac.za.

For more about the University of Cape Town, refer to www.uct.ac.za.

For more about the University of Gent, refer to www.ugent.be.

Event start date: 
09/07/2012
Event end date: 
20/07/2012
Event venue: 
Stellenbosch
Event type: 
Training

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