Kirby Institute Short Courses


The Kirby Institute,
Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW Australia,
Sydney NSW 2052

Delegates: $1,200 per course
Students: $600 per course


Tropical and infectious disease epidemiology: from theory to practice

Convenor: Dr Iryna Zablotska
Course dates: 27-30 September 2016

This course will provide you with an introduction to infectious disease epidemiology and the application of epidemiological tools and methods in identifying, preventing, and controlling infectious diseases, including HIV and tropical diseases, to improve public health. Case-studies focus on epidemiology of blood borne and sexually transmissible infections. It will provide you with a basic understanding of transmission, current epidemiological issues in the Asia and the Pacific region and methods to address them.

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Evaluating the impact of public health programs with a focus on tropical health issues

Convenor: Dr Richard Grey
Course dates: 4-7 October 2016

This course is  introduction to the principles and methodologies used to evaluate the impact of public health programs. The course includes an overview of the design of empirical evaluations, epidemiological modelling and basic health economics calculations used to interpret the effectiveness of public health programs. Concepts will be illustrated using practical examples from the HIV,  tropical infections, sexually transmitted infections, and other blood borne virus fields.
Course dates: 28 November - 1  December 2016
Convenor: Janaki Amin
This course aims to provide students with an introduction to statistical concepts, their use and relevance in clinical research and public health. This unit covers ways to describe and summarise data, concepts of statistical inference and hypothesis testing and commonly used statistical tests. The course will cover the appropriate application, calculation and interpretation of statistical tests. Students will be trained to use Stata to perform these analyses.


Continuing Professional Development

These courses have been used to gain continuing professional development (CPD) points for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). 

Course cancellations

The Kirby Institute tries to minimise the complete cancellation of courses. If we do cancel a course, we will try to advise registrants with as much notice as possible and with other course options that might be available. Please note the Kirby Institute will only run courses if there are a minimum number of enrolments in the course.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 10 days prior to the course start date. Withdrawal between five and nine days will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than five days prior to the course start date or nonattendance will receive no refund. Substitutions may be made.

Date published: 
Monday, 8 August 2016