Call for scholarships for an International Training Programme (ITP): ” Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Qualitative Research Methods (EBQ)

The I-EBQ course offers a profound training of 6 weeks on the basic principles and methods of epidemiology. The following topics and practical sessions are part of the I-EBQ training:

  • Quantitative study design
  • Methods of data analysis/biostatistics
  • Qualitative study design
  • Systematic reviews and Meta-analysis
  • Health economics and cost-effectiveness
  • Introduction to the use of statistical packages (R)
  • Research Project (R & Nvivo)

Throughout the course, each participant will have the opportunity to work with his/her own data set (or from the organisers if not available) under the guidance of experienced tutors. Each participant will receive a reader including necessary didactic materials (handouts, power point slides, articles, etc.). A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded after completion of the course.

VLIR-UOS supports the programme with 12 scholarships for participants from the global South (please consult the eligible country list).

Target group

Researchers/PhD students from different disciplines and faculties and with:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Basic knowledge of epidemiology (level Beaglehole; ISBN 978 92 4 154707 9)
  • Basic Essential Medical Statistics (level part A & B Kirkwood, ISBN 978 0 86542871 3)
  • Excellent command of English (upper intermediate level)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Own dataset
  • Personal laptop


The programme is organised from 20 October 2019 until 30 November 2019

Application deadline: 1 May 2019 (CEST)

More information on the programme

How to apply and application form

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