Public Health, Versorgungsforschung und HTA

Winter School in Clinical Epidemiology

5-Day Certified University Course

08 - 12 February 2021

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 Language is English

Course Pre-requisites

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


[Registration starts at 09:00 - 09:30]
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

[End of course at 16:00]
Optional: Course Examination [16:15 - 17:15]
Daily office hours are provided in our lab following the afternoon sessions.



Course Director, Lecturer
Prof. Albert Hofman, MD, PhD

Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology, Chair, Dept. of Epidemiology,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston,
Massachusetts (USA)

Course Director
Prof. Uwe Siebert, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD
Professor of Public Health (UMIT), Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management (Harvard University)
Chair, Dept. of Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology, Austria

Course Director, Course Coordinator, Lecturer
Ass.-Prof. Ursula Rochau, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Head, Program on Personalized and Precision Medicine,
Dept. of Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology, Austria

Johanna Baumgartl, BSc.
Course Co-Coordinator 

Junior Scientist, Dept. of Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology, Austria




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.




Registration fees

Course fee (public/academic sector): Euro 1980
Early booking fee before 15 November 2019: Euro 1480
Course fee (commercial/private sector): Euro 3850
Early booking fee before 15 November 2019: Euro 2850

VAT is not payable.

Course fees include a comprehensive syllabus, an extensive binder with background reading material, course certificate, snacks and lunch, but not accommodation.


Group Registrations – Save 15%
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Alumni – Save 20%
UMIT Alumni or if you have previously participated in a Continuing Education Program Course on HTADS, you are eligible for a discount on this course.

Method of Payment

Payment must be made by bank transfer. After registration, participants will be provided with the payment details via e-mail.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of course fees (less 15% administrative charges) will be made for cancellations received in writing at least one month prior to the workshop. Substitutes can be made but please email new delegates details when known. Cancellations made less than one month prior to the course are non-refundable/non-changeable.
In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment, the course has to be cancelled by the UMIT, our liability is limited to refund of course fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.


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.

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