Italy, Cison di Valmarino-Treviso

Evidence Based Public Health

when 11 June 2012 - 16 June 2012
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1

This course will present case studies aimed to understand how EBPH methods can be applied in the public health decision-making process. Students will role play leadership positions during the presentation of case studies and discuss as a group the consequences of the decisions they make. Topics will include: search for scientific evidence in public health, translation of research findings in public health practice, methods for evaluating public health programs and policies. During the course emphasis will be given to the use of questionnaires as tools designed to change policies and programs. Students will learn how to assess the validity and reliability of such questionnaires using a variety of statistical methods. Knowledge of basic concepts and methods in biostatistics is required for this course.

Course leader

E. Savoia (Harvard University)

Target group

Physicians, clinicians and public health professionals from public and private institutions who are looking for systematic training in the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, or epidemiology applied to health care planning and evaluation.
Students in biostatistics and epidemiology, and researchers both from public and private institutions who wish to increase their familiarity with quantitative methods or to deepen their knowledge of a specific area of interest.

Course aim

Introduces the core concepts of evidence based public health and present studies conducted in Europe, the United States and in the developing world assessing the effectiveness of public health
interventions and their relationship with the organizational structures, financing systems, workforce characteristics and delivery mechanisms of various practice settings.

Fee info

EUR 1: For Students. Registration before 31 March 2012.
After 31 March 2012 €1,350.

EUR 1: Registration before 31 March 2012.
After 31 March 2012 €1,450.


A limited number of Scholarships are available.
Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, for at most one week. Only registered students may apply. The request to be considered for a scholarship should be communicated no later than March 1, 2012.