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Epidemiology and Bio-statistics with Stata


This course is intended for medical researchers who would like to enhance their skills on epidemiological data analysis being familiarized with Stata. The participants will have their hands on laptop with Stata running throughout the learning sessions. Each learning session will give equal weight to tutorials and practical exercises. 


10 days


The course is intended for researchers, physicians, clinicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists and biostatisticians, from public and private institutions who need to apply meta-analysis.


The key objective is that by the end this course the students will know how to run their own epidemiological analysis effectively using Stata for a variety of outcomes by using 2x2 tables and/or regression models, decided on the most appropriate way to report the results supplied by Stata 

Understand the bio-statistical concepts of additivity, independence, confounding, and interaction in the context of logistic models.



  • Introduction to epidemiologic thinking
  • Sufficient/component cause theory of disease
  • Hill’s causal criteria
  • Logic and errors
  • Effect measures
  • Study designs
  • Randomization using Excel
  • Bias and confounding
  • Random error and statistics
  • Crude analysis
  • Stratified analysis
  • Standardization
  • Sensitivity (bias) analysis
  • Case-cohort study design


  • Logic of significance tests
  • Choice of significance test
  • Comparison of two independent groups
  • Basics of power analysis
  • More on levels of measurement
  • Comparison of two paired groups
  • Multiplicity and the Comparison of 3+ Groups
  • Correlation
  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression and dummy variables
  • Survival analysis: Kaplan-Meier graphs, Log-rank Test, and Cox regression
  • Confidence intervals versus p values and trends toward significance
  • Pearson correlation coefficient with clustered data
  • Equivalence and non-inferiority tests
  • Validity and reliability
  • Bland-Altman analysis
  • One sample tests


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


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

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 10th August 2020.


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 10 Days
Event Date 17-08-2020
Event End Date 28-08-2020
Cut off date 10-08-2020
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 139,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,592
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,853
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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