Two Short Courses Organised on UCL Campus in London


The HIV Epidemiology and Biostatistics Group at UCL is pleased to announce two short courses that will take place on the UCL Campus at the Royal Free Hospital, London, later in the year. 


  • The five-day Methodological and Statistical Issues in Clinical HIV Research (17th-21st July 2017) is for healthcare professionals and those working in the pharmaceutical industry who have an interest in HIV. It is aimed at those with little or no prior statistical knowledge and will include sessions around: a basic introduction to statistical techniques and hypothesis testing; the use of survival analysis in studies of HIV infection; the design and analysis of randomised controlled trials for antiretroviral therapy; the role of observational studies in HIV infection; and the analysis of HIV RNA data and the use of surrogate marker endpoints in HIV clinical trials. The course is led by Prof Caroline Sabin, and will include Prof Andrew Phillips, Prof Amanda Mocroft, Dr Colette Smith and Dr Fiona Lampe as course tutors.

  • The two-day Introduction to Cost-effectiveness Analysis for Infectious Diseases (28th-29th September 2017) is for people working in health care settings, academic environments, industry and governmental and non-governmental organisations who wish to achieve a basic understanding of, and be able to interpret, cost effectiveness analysis in the context of infectious diseases, with particular focus on HIV. It will be assumed that participants have no prior knowledge of cost effectiveness analysis.  The course will be led by Dr Valentina Cambiano and Prof Andrew Phillips with specific sessions led by Dr Loveleen Bansi (UCL), Prof John Cairns (LSHTM), Dr Tim Colbourn (UCL), Dr Alec Miners (LSHM), Dr Jasmina Panovska-Griffith (UCL), Dr Elena Pizzo (UCL), Paul Revill (University of York), Dr Alison Rodger (UCL) and Prof Mark Sculpher (University of York).

Both courses will be interactive and informal, and numbers will be limited to maintain a low participant-to-tutor ratio.  For further information on either of these courses, please see the Short Courses section on our website ( or contact Pat Withington (Tel: 020 7794 0500, ext. 34871, email: