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Use of ICT Tools in Epidemiology Course


This five day course is aimed at strengthening participants’ knowledge and skills related to the use of software applications to investigate communicable disease outbreaks.


5 days.


This course is open to all researchers and health practitioners with interest in the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) within healthcare.


At the end of the course, the participants should be able to;

  • To create an electronic  entry form from a paper questionnaire
  • To enter merge, validate and clean data, manage datasets
  • To create epidemic curves and work with dates and times in Epidata or Excel
  • To map epidemiological data
  • To calculate study power and sample size for various study designs
  • To randomly select controls
  • To carry out analysis for cohort and case-control studies, including stratified and multivariable analysis
  • To produce a report of the outbreak study, interpreting results of the various analyses.


  • Introduction to outbreak investigation, cohort and case-control studies
  • Creation of a questionnaire
  • Data entry and validation using EpiData
  • Descriptive analysis of epidemiological data using Excel/Stata
  • Time series analysis; epidemic curve using Excel/Stata
  • Analysis of place characteristics ;mapping of cases using QGIS
  • Bivariate analysis of epidemiological data using Stata


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

Mob: +254 715 077 817, +254 731 240 802, +254 735 331 020.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 11th November 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 18-11-2019
Event End Date 22-11-2019
Cut off date 11-11-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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