10 September 2021
Modelling Infectious Diseases and Health Economiconline course
We organize a modelling course where participants learn about mathematical and health economic models for airborne and close-contact diseases.
[Part 1] Mathematical Infectious Disease Models (Monday-Wednesday)*
Mathematical models are increasingly used to study infectious disease transmission and reactive strategies. In this track, we handle basic concepts of disease transmission models, parameter estimation and social contact patterns. The tutorials range from deterministic compartmental models up to stochastic individual-based models.
[Part 2] Health Economics for Vaccines (Thursday-Friday)*
How to evaluate health interventions with the objective to obtain maximum health outcomes for a given health budget? In this track, we elaborate on cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis for infectious disease interventions. We demonstrate how to deal with different types of uncertainty and discuss differences to evaluate preventive versus curative health care technologies.
Health science professionals, (bio)statisticians, economists, mathematicians, etc. who want to expand their modelling toolbox and/or increase their understanding of cost-effectiveness analysis
3 ECTS credits will be awarded upon completion of the programme
EUR 300: Students: €300
Day 1 - 3: €200/€300/€600 (Part 1)
Day 4 - 5: €150/€200/€450 (Part 2)
The fee includes all online lectures, tutoring and interactive workshops, course material and virtual social activities. Technical set-up (stable internet connection, headset, computer and webcam) has to be provided by the participant.
A discount of €50 will be given to members of the Quetelet society.