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Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy (July 2018)

Anthony Scott and Stefan Flasche run an intensive 2-week course on The Epidemiological Evaluation of Vaccines at LSHTM.  In 2018, the course will run from 2rd to 13th July. Although there are several courses in vaccinology, few are aimed at advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation. This course fills that gap, providing an understanding of the methods used in the evaluation of vaccines from early clinical trials through to assessment of population impact, modelling, cost-effectiveness analysis, safety surveillance and policy. It aims to tackle issues in high, middle and low income countries.

Further information can be found at the webpage or the leaflet.


Individual-based Modelling in Epidemiology: a Practical Introduction (November 2017)

Individual-based model, also frequently referred to as agent-based models, are a relatively new class of models suited to gain insight into the population dynamics of complex systems that emerge from the characteristics and interactions of individuals in the population. Throughout the course there will be a strong focus on the practical implementation and analysis with R and NetLogo.  The course will be in English and is based on three “class-room examples” (HIV, influenza and malaria) to illustrate the theoretical concepts and methods. By the end of the week, participants will be able to develop their own (extensions of an) individual-based model, which they will present in small teams on the final day of the course. Please find more info here.


Course on Modelling Infectious Diseases and Health Economic Evaluation of Vaccines (2010-2015)


  • Day 1: General introduction to R
  • Day 2: Mathematical models for infectious diseases
  • Day 3: Estimating infectious disease parameters from serological and social contact data (Day 3)
  • Day 4: Health economic evaluations: general concepts & dealing with uncertainty
  • Day 5: Health economic evaluations: vaccination programs

Program 2015