Deadline for applications: 8 May 2016

Summer School in Occupational Epidemiology

The general objective of the course is to strengthen the capacity in occupational epidemiology, including the ability to design, implement, analyze and report research projects, establish surveillance and evaluation program, and interpret published reports.

The Summer School organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO and the University of Turin intends to offer a short yet detailed introduction to occupational epidemiology in to health professionals, and in particular those from regions with limited opportunities for advanced training, with the ultimate goal to support research, surveillance and evaluation on a global scale. ITC-ILO intends to disseminate its international experience and facilitate knowledge sharing and exchanges on innovative and successful strategies to promote occupational epidemiology practice in academia, government and the private sector.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
● To understand the principles and methods of occupational epidemiology, and their applications in real-life circumstances.
● To design, implement, assess and report different types of interventions in occupational epidemiology, including research projects, surveillance schemes, and evaluation activities, and to identify their potential contribution to larger objectives of occupational safety and health, and workplace disease prevention in particular.
● To advise in the implementation of policies, strategies and approaches in the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, for which occupational epidemiology methods are relevant.
● To develop recommendations on the feasibility of applying different approaches and experiences to national and institutional contexts.
● To transfer knowledge on the different best practices to promote occupational epidemiology practice in their countries and regions.

The course is aimed at: health professionals involved in occupational health research, surveillance and evaluation in government, academia and the private sector; graduate and post-graduate students in occupational health and safety; other professionals from training institutions involved in occupational health and safety. A basic knowledge of epidemiology methods is expected.