Risk Analysis in Health, Epidemiology and Food Safety

Duration: 2-3 weeks, online

Course overview

The need for health risk analysis skills continues to increase as the COVID-19 pandemic still dominates every aspect of our lives. This hands-on online course provides an introduction to risk analysis and quantitative risk modeling for food safety and animal health, which are also applicable to a variety of health risk analysis problems such as the analysis and optimization of COVID testing and vaccination strategies. Exercises and problems will demonstrate core risk analysis functionality and applied food safety and animal health models in R, an open-source statistical programming platform. 

2-3 weeks, online

Start Date September 13, 2021
End Date October 01, 2021
Cut off date September 20, 2021
Capacity 35
Cost $2,000.00
Location Online
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Duration: 5 full days

Minimum of 6 people and maximum of 20

Course overview

This course will cover the key principles of quantitative risk analysis in epidemiology and the most important risk modeling principles, methods and techniques available. Unlike other training courses in risk analysis, we dedicate a portion of the course to the modeling of epidemic and endemic diseases, and how resulting outputs can be used in risk assessments.

The course provides participants with hands-on skills to effectively use a risk modeling software environment. For this training, @RISK with Excel and a few examples with the statistical software R are used, but the lessons apply equally well to other modeling environments. Rather than just learning how to use software, the course focuses on how to conduct accurate and effective quantitative risk analyses, including best practices of risk modeling, selecting the appropriate distribution, using data and expert opinion, and avoiding common mistakes. The course will also cover essential probability and statistics theory and various stochastic processes to provide participants with a solid understanding of the foundations of quantitative risk analysis.

 

Start Date To be confirmed
Capacity Unlimited
Cost $2,995.00
Location Fort Collins, CO, USA
$2,995.00

(Formerly Animal Agriculture and Food Safety Risk Analysis and Disease Modeling)

Duration: 5 full days

Minimum of 6 people and maximum of 20

Course overview

This course is internationally regarded as the reference for professionals interested in learning the latest techniques for the quantitative modeling of epidemiology and/or food safety risks. It has been updated to incorporate more hands-on group exercises, new techniques, and case studies which will guide participants through the main steps of the development of a risk assessment model. Given the increasing popularity of the R statistical language, this course is now taught primarily using R while also including material in @RISK, allowing participants to choose between the two software to develop their exercises.

  • Track record of success: taught for over a decade by EpiX Analytics, this course has also been used as the basis for courses that EpiX has delivered in universities and research institutions around the globe.
  • Hands-on course: focus on solving real-world risk analysis problems and use of a variety of case studies to illustrate applications, good practices or mistakes to avoid.
  • Expert instructors: all instructors have PhDs and extensive risk analysis experience, allowing them to share their insights with course participants.
  • Networking: opportunity to create potential research collaborations with other participants and the instructors.
Start Date To be confirmed
Capacity Unlimited
Cost $2,995.00
Location Fort Collins, CO, USA
$2,995.00

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