Call for Applications: EBQ Short Course

Mountains of the Moon University, Department of Public Health in collaboration with University of Gent, Department of Public Health and Primary Care have organized an annual short course in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Qualitative research (EBQ) to be held at Mountains of the Moon University, Fort Portal, Uganda. The annual EBQ course is an intensive five-week training course on the core principles and methods of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Qualitative research. An in-depth study of epidemiological research with appropriate statistical methods is integrated in the main epidemiological content. Basic principles of qualitative research methods will be explained, and participants will have an opportunity for hands-on experience on analysis of quantitative and qualitative data using R and Nvivo software respectively. Throughout the course each participant will have the opportunity to work with his/her own data set under the guidance of experienced researchers. Each participant will receive soft copies of reference materials as well as other necessary didactic materials (PowerPoint presentations, articles, etc.)

Major Topics

  1. Quantitative Epidemiological Study Design
  2. Methods of Data Analysis/Biostatistics
  3. Qualitative Study Design
  4. Introduction To Statistical Software Package (R)
  5. Introduction to Statistical Software Package (NVIVO)


  • Health training background
  • Knowledge of basic statistics
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Personal laptop

Course Fee
The Course Fee $100. This Covers:

  • Participation in the Course
  • Didactic Materials
  • Software Installation
  • Admin Fee

The course fee must be paid in full by 15th July 2024 in order to confirm participation in the training. After that date, your place may be offered to those on the waiting list. Cancellation of attendance after this date may also lead to the loss of all or part of the course fee.

Eligible Participants
Researchers and students from relevant disciplines are accepted. In order to guarantee a personal progress trajectory and interactive exchanges during classes, a maximum of 40 participants will be accepted.

For more information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. John Rubaihayo, PhD
Department of Public Health, Mountains of the Moon University, Fort Portal, Uganda

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