Epidemiology for General Practice

Provided by SRUC

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About the course

As a practising vet, are you aware of the importance of epidemiology - even when dealing with animals on an  individual level?

This interactive course, using practical examples from veterinary practice, offers you the opportunity to:

  • Brush up on basic concepts in epidemiology and statistics
  • Understand and explain the limitations of diagnostic tests
  • Review sensitivity, specificity and more
  • Use free online tools to interpret test results
  • Critically review evidence presented in scientific papers and reports
  • Assess the clinical significance of research results
  • Avoid common statistical pitfalls
  • Spot errors in scientific reporting in the media
  • Communicate uncertainty to clients and patients

The course is also likely to be of relevance to vets working in food safety and public health, or those considering further study.

The course starts at 11.00am on Day One and will finish around 3.00pm on Day Two.


Start date Location / delivery
24 Aug 2017 An Lochran, 10 Inverness Campus Book now

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