Antwerp, Belgium

Modelling Infectious Diseases and Health Economic

online course
when 6 September 2021 - 10 September 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 300

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.

Target group

Health science professionals, (bio)statisticians, economists, mathematicians, etc. who want to expand their modelling toolbox and/or increase their understanding of cost-effectiveness analysis

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS credits will be awarded upon completion of the programme

Fee info

EUR 300: Students: €300
Non-profit: €450
Profit: €1000

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.