Courses

EPI271 Propensity Score Analysis: Theoretical & Practical Considerations – This course introduces basic and advanced theory underlying propensity score analyses and provides practical insights into the conduct of studies employing the method. Lectures are complemented by computer lab sessions devoted to the mechanics of estimating and using the propensity score as a tool to control for confounding in observational research. A course project involves the application of propensity scores to a data set. The course is offered during one week (morning lectures and labs) in the Winter Session and is open to all students with knowledge in fundamentals of causal inference methods to control for confounding (Instructors: Dr. Kurth, Dr. Seeger).

Peer review training initiative for the biomedical sciences (Peerspectives) – At the Institute of Public Health, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, we offer a semester-long course for PhD students that provides the theoretical background knowledge needed for high-quality peer review practice as well as a thorough, critical examination of the scientific publishing system and processes. These elements are supplemented by hands-on workshops, in which “live” manuscripts provided by a partnering scientific journal (currently The BMJ) are reviewed in small groups under the supervision of experienced editor-mentors. The course is offered online via Zoom and international students are welcome to apply.

Berlin Epidemiologic Methods Colloquium (BEMC): We offer monthly BEMC Talks covering modern aspects of epidemiology and also offer BEMC Journal (or Book) Club (JClub) meetings in English. All are welcome! At the present, all BEMC Talks and JClub meetings are held via Zoom.

At the Berlin School of Public Health, and in our PhD program in Health Data Sciences at the Charité, we offer several short and semester-wide courses on all aspects of epidemiology, population health science, and public health.