Applications now open for 2018 short course in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases at Imperial College London

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Imperial College Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology short course on:

Introduction to Mathematical Models of the EPIDEMIOLOGY & CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES Short Course for Professionals from 3rd-14th September 2018 at Imperial College London 

We would be very grateful if you could forward this e-mail to anyone who might be interested in this course. 

For further information & to apply, please visit 

In recent years, our understanding of infectious disease epidemiology and control has been greatly increased through mathematical modelling. Since 1990, this course has explained the basics of mathematical modelling and kept public-health professionals, policy makers, and infectious disease researchers up-to-date with what they need to know about this fast-moving field. The course is taught by individuals who are actively engaged in research and who advise governments, international organisations, public health agencies and pharmaceutical companies. 

Imperial College London’s Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology is a world leader in mathematical modelling of the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases of humans and animals. It has developed models of pandemic influenza, Ebola, SARS, HIV, TB, foot-and-mouth-disease, malaria, dengue and other vector-borne diseases, helminth infections, STIs, bacterial infections and many more. 

Participants only need a very basic mathematical ability (high school level is sufficient). Since most participants do not use maths regularly, if at all, we introduce concepts gently, step-by-step, and offer an optional ‘maths refresher’ day. We use simple software such as Excel (for which we offer an optional refresher) in practicals which allow the participants to have a hands-on approach and to explore theoretical concepts on real-life data. 

Feedback from previous participants about the course includes:

“Exceeded my expectations. Excellent.”

“The course adjusts to all levels, by the time you complete it you have a good understanding of modelling and a love for it.”

“This is a must if you are dealing with infectious diseases.”

Participants have included epidemiologists, hospital clinicians, senior public health executives, policy makers, health economists, veterinary researchers, biologists and mathematicians. 

If you have any questions, please contact 

Best regards,

Dr Natsuko Imai and Dr Joanna Lewis

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