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Sickness and Health Information for specialists


Welcome to our advanced course on sickness and health information. This course will cover issues regarding biases in population data, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilence, rates and ratios, and data linkages

Learning objectives: This course will cover:

  • biases in population data
  • pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilence
  • rates and ratios
  • data linkages

Course author: Rupa Chilvers, Senior Analyst, Exeter. Resource text adapted from material written by Neeraj Malhotra and Meic Goodyear, accessible at

Reviewed by: Dr John Powell, Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Warwick.