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SURVIVAL ANALYSIS FOR DECISION MAKING
Evidence *Parameterise* Extrapolate
Virtual delivery over 2 days
About the course
Survival analysis, or the analysis of time-to-event data, is a central part of health technology assessment (HTA), with important implications both for understanding the clinical effectiveness of treatments and for modelling their cost effectiveness.
The course is developed in collaboration with Peninsula Technology Assessment Group, a longstanding HTA unit providing advice to NICE, and Delta Hat, a leading consultancy in health economics and evidence-based medicine.
It is designed with special attention to the issues that are posed in applications of survival analysis, and is informed by a rich programme of statistical and conceptual examples. The audience will engage with expert knowledge on the role of survival analysis in the HTA process, on multiple perspectives.
This brand new course will explore how natural environments can benefit the physical and mental health of people in a variety of different ways. It will address the relationship between nature and health, how the relationship works, why this matters for the environment, public health and sustainability, as well as how you can apply these learnings in your own practice.
This course investigates the potential for the natural environment to be harnessed as a resource to improve human health and wellbeing. The potential mechanisms, moderators, and applications for these health benefits will be explored, considering large data sets and key studies linking nature and exposure and health, both within the UK and around the world.
Led by national and international experts from The European Centre for Environment and Human Health, this four-day course will be delivered on the 22, 24 of March, and 5, 7 of April 2022.
Who is it for?
No pre-requisites or specialist knowledge are required to undertake this course, which is well suited to interdisciplinary learning.
About the course
The implementation of next-generation sequencing technologies has enabled genomics to become a mainstream subject in medicine. The UK has now adopted Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) in clinical practice, and the use of genomic sequencing technologies in healthcare has become widespread across many countries. Healthcare professionals across the world need the skills to understand genomics and what it means for their patients.
This online course will provide participants with the basic principles of genomic medicine. The content will include the distinction between genetics and genomics and a focus on understanding the different modes of inheritance. With a focus on practical case studies and a workshop-style of delivery, the course will offer the opportunity to engage with academics and fellow participants and build collaborative networks.
About the Course
The arrival of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic strain of the Coronavirus has highlighted the importance of emergency preparedness, forward planning, and robust outbreak management systems and infrastructure. The importance of the normally, not in the news, Communicable Disease Control expertise and collaborative working with Public Health and other interrelated agencies has come to the forefront. Prevention is the best way forward and this is what we should excel at.
The course will give participants a grounding in the core principles of health protection and is a useful building block towards achieving competency in health protection on call. The content will cover all the Faculty of Public Health competencies, including the DFPH (Diplomate exam) and will serve as a refresher and a primer for new practitioners (Consultant to Health Protection Practitioners).
Dr Bharat Pankhania, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Exeter Medical School with contributions from expert guest speakers.
Who is it for?
Useful for those already working in or considering working in public health, health protection, infection control, environmental health, infections with an animal and human interface, and primary care.
This six day course will be delivered virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:00 to 17:00 GMT on 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th and 17th March 2022 from the comfort of your home and/or office without the need to travel.
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