International Workshop on
Statistical Models and Practices in Epidemiology

24-28 November 2008, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Aims of the workshop

  • To introduce participants to statistical designs and models used in epidemiology, their use in practice and their interpretations.
  • To demonstrate the use of R for carrying out statistical analysis of epidemiological data.

General information about the course

  • The course consisted of 2-4 lectures per day and 2 practical sessions using R.
  • Participants were introduced to commonly used statistical models in epidemiology, their applications, survival studies, estimation of survival probabilities using life table and Kaplan-Meier estimators, regression models, case-control, nested case-control and case-cohort designs.


About 40 participants, namely, epidemiologists and medical professionals, statisticians from CROs, university teachers, researchers and postgraduate students.


  • Kari Auranen, Senior Scientist, National Public Health Institute (KTL), Finland, and University Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Sangita Kulathinal, Senior Scientist, The Indic Society for Education and Development, Nashik, India, and Adjunct Professor of Statistics, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Bijoy Joseph, Senior Researcher, The Indic Society for Education and Development, Nashik, India, and National Public Health Institute (KTL), Finland


Department of Statistics,
Manipal University,
Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA.
Tel.: +91 820 2922407


The workshop was jointly organised by

Updated: 2008.11.16
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