General
Epidemic modelling, simulation and statistical analysis (7.5 ECTS)
We are happy to announce a new BGCNetwork course during autumn 2015. The BGC network is a Nordic Biostatistics Graduate Course network between the four capital universities of the Nordic countries: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm. For more general information about the network and its courses, click here.
The current course is an intensive course given during two separate intensive weeks in November 2015 – see below for details.
Dates
The two full time weeks are: 0206 November 2015 and 2327 November 2015. Furthermore, the course
consists of preperational work before the course weeks and project work during, between and after the two full
weeks (workload corresponding to a 7.5 ECTS course).
Location
All teaching will take place at the Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. See http://www.math.su.se/omoss/hittatilloss for information on how to find the location.
All teaching will take place in House 5 at the campus 'Kräftriket' (Roslagsvägen 101) – a detailed map can be found here. The exact room varies each day and can be found as part of the TimeEdit schedule and the Syllabus linked below.
Teachers

Tom Britton, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University

Lisa Brouwers, Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

Tobias Fasth, Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

Michael Höhle, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University

Sharon KühlmannBerenzon, Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)
Course Aim
After finishing the course the students are expected to:

Have a broad understanding of a statistical approach to epidemic modeling

Understand how deterministic and stochastic epidemic models differ

Be comfortable in using the Vensim software or R for producing system dynamic simulations, especially SIRmodels

Use the R software environment to analyze outbreak and surveillance data
More information about the course contents can be found in the item 'Syllabus' below.