Short courses

As part of the Bristol Medical School Short Course Programme, the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit offers a number of short courses.

Causal Inference in Epidemiology: Concepts and Methods

The aim of the course is to define causation in biomedical research, describe methods to make causal inferences in epidemiology and health services research, and demonstrate the practical application of these methods.

Epigenetic Epidemiology

The aim of the course is to provide an overview of epidemiological principles that are relevant to epigenetic studies (and more broadly to molecular phenotypes). Participants will gain tuition in the design, execution and interpretation of population-based epigenetic studies.

Genetic Epidemiology

The course aims to provide participants with a grounding in a wide range of cutting-edge genetic epidemiological methods for complex traits.

Mendelian Randomization

The course aims to provide an introduction to the conduct, assumptions, strengths and limitations of Mendelian randomization, including the use of up-to-date methods for sensitivity analyses that explore likely violation of Mendelian randomization assumptions. 

Statistical Methods for Mediation Analysis

The course aims to provide an understanding of the statistical principles behind, and the practical application of, mediation analyses in epidemiology.

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