Bangladesh Data Analysis & Interpretation Workshop

This workshop was located at IEDCR in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 22 to 26 September 2013 for participants of the Bangladesh Anthrax and Rabies Projects.


 

 

Trainers

  • Dr Alberto Allepuz: Centre Recerca Sanitat Animal (CReSA), Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Alberto Allepuz is a veterinary epidemiologist whose research focuses on the study of infectious diseases in animals and control strategies. He has extensive experience teaching epidemiology and analysis of animal health data, and with conducting analyses in Epi Info.

  • Dr John Holmes: Public Health Physician (Contractor), Environmental and Science Research (ESR), Wellington, New Zealand.

John Holmes is an experienced lecturer in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine and has extensive experience in community medicine as a public health physician.


Day 1: Sunday, 22 September 2013

09:00-09:15 Opening and welcome (Prof Nitish)
09:15-09:30 Workshop overview & objectives (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
09:30-10:15 Trainer & participant introductions (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
10:15-10:30 Epidemiology review/overview (Dr John Holmes)

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-11:30 CIP overviews (Dr Dilip Ghosh, Dr Mobarak Hossain)
11:30-11:45 CIP study types & data collected (Prof Nitish)
11:45-12:00 Working with data (Prof Nitish)
12:00-12:30 Data cleaning and editing (Dr Alberto Allepuz)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-13:45 Variable types (Dr John Holmes)
13:45-14:00 Introduction to PEP dataset (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
14:00-14:30 Introduction to Epi Info (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
14:30-15:00 Exercise 1 (Dr Alberto Allepuz)

15:00-15:30 Afternoon tea

15:30-17:00 Exercise 1 continued (Dr Alberto Allepuz)

Day 2: Monday, 23 September 2013

09:00-09:15 Review of Day 1 (Dr John Holmes)
09:45-10:30 Exercise 2 (Dr Alberto Allepuz)

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-11:15 Descriptive epidemiology of a disease (Dr John Holmes)
11:15-11:45 Descriptive statistics (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
11:45-12:30 Exercise 3: Descriptive statistics in Epi Info (Dr Alberto Allepuz)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-13:45 Recoding data for descriptive analysis (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
13:45-14:15 Exercise 4: Recoding variables (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
14:15-15:00 Exercise 5: Graphical representation of data (Dr Alberto Allepuz)

15:00-15:30 Afternoon tea

15:30-16:00 Presenting descriptive results (Dr John Holmes)
16:00-17:00 Exercise 6 (Dr John Holmes)

Day 3: Tuesday, 24 September 2013

09:00-09:30 Review of Day 2 (Dr John Holmes)
09:30-09:50 Measures of disease frequency (Dr John Holmes)
09:50-10:30 Exercise 7: Calculating/interpreting Incidence & prevalence (Dr John Holmes)

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-11:30 From sample to population (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
11:30-12:30 Exercise 8: Confidence intervals (Dr Alberto Allepuz)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-13:50 Comparing groups (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
13:50-15:00 Exercise 9: Measures of association & stratified analysis (Dr Alberto Allepuz)

15:00-15:30 Afternoon tea

15:30-16:00 How to use the Visual Dashboard of Epi-Info (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
16:00-17:00 Exercise 10: Practice using the Visual Dashboard (Dr John Holmes)

Day 4: Wednesday, 25 September 2013

09:00-09:30 Review of Day 3 (Dr John Holmes)
09:30-10:30 Practical with own datasets (Dr John Holmes, Dr Alberto Allepuz)

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-12:30 Practical with own datasets cont. (Dr John Holmes, Dr Alberto Allepuz)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Practical with own datasets cont. (Dr John Holmes, Dr Alberto Allepuz)

15:00-15:30 Afternoon tea

15:30-17:00 Practical with own datasets cont. (Dr John Holmes, Dr Alberto Allepuz)

Day 5: Thursday, 26 September 2013

09:00-10:30 Presentations and discussion of results from analyses (Dr John Holmes, Dr Alberto Allepuz)

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-11:30 Presentations continued (Dr John Holmes, Dr Alberto Allepuz)
11:30-12:30 Review key points from course and exercises (Dr Alberto Allepuz)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:30 Epi Info resources, Hubnet (Dr Alberto Allepuz)
14:30-15:00 Workshop evaluation, closing remarks (Dr Alberto Allepuz)

15:00-15:30 Afternoon tea