Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA

Winter School in Clinical Epidemiology - Hall in Tirol

5-Day Certified University Course

10 - 14 February 2025


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Winter School in Clinical Epidemiology


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The course is aimed at members of:

  • Healthcare & health policy organizations, national HTA Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical & medical device industry
  • Academia and research institutions
  • Health insurances/sickness funds
  • Consultancy organizations

Course Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites. Course language is English.

  • Introduction to Public Health & Epidemiology: Overview of public health areas and methodological approaches, key epidemiological concepts, disease frequency& effect measures, study designs, bias, causal inference
  • Risk & Treatment Prognosis: Determinants of disease, disease risk, prospective cohort study, risk function, prognosis studies, retrospective cohort study, Kaplan Meier curve, Cox-regression models
  • Treatment Efficacy & Safety: Randomized clinical trial, design options, analysis of clinical trial, case-control study
  • Study Design & Diagnosis: Presentation of study design, diagnostic studies, Bayes theorem
  • Decision Analysis in Public Health & Medicine: Types of decision models, clinical decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis


Certificates will be provided to all participants after the course.
For those who are interested in a graded course performance record, we are offering a course examination subsequent to the Winter School. The exam is designed to evaluate the understanding of the basic concepts in epidemiology and is administered on the last day of the course. The exam is a closed-book test mainly consisting of multiple-choice answers, short calculations or open text questions, which are drawn from the major topic areas of the course.


There are a number of hotels near the campus. Reservations should be made when you receive your registration and payment confirmation. We have made special arrangements with hotels near the course location. After registration, you will receive more details regarding accommodation via e-mail.

Cancellation Terms

From the date of receipt of the written letter of admission, 25% of the participation fee will be charged as cancellation
fee. In case of a cancellation up to two weeks prior to the start of the program, a cancellation fee equal to 50% of
the participation fee shall be due. Upon commencement of the program, the participation fee shall be paid in full. A
possible right of withdrawal as provided for in Pt. 4. shall not be affected thereby. In the case of non-attendance at
the beginning of the respective program, the full participation fee is still due. A substitute participant, who must be
nominated to UMIT TIROL by the original participant, can be accepted without additional costs provided that he/she
fulfills the registration requirements to be examined by UMIT TIROL in accordance with Pt. 3.
Cancellations of applications shall only be effective if they are sent in writing (per post or e-mail – (to the competent
office mentioned in the offer/ application form)); timely receipt of the cancellation request by the competent office is