1) Department of Biostatistics
capture–recapture techniques involving different lists such as police or
hospitals are used for quantifying populations which are difficult to count,
such as illicit drug user populations. Here, a novel approach is suggested
based upon repeated entries in one list, which is less dependent on matching
entries from different sources as in the conventional approach. For this
purpose, data from the drug treatment surveillance system of the Office of the
Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) will be used which utilize all data on treatment
episodes of drug users from all 61 health treatment centers in the
Cooperating Partner: Prof. Dr. Chukiat Viwatwongkasem
2) Department of
Currently, the cooperation with KMUTNB is
directed towards exchange in teaching staff to initialize research cooperation.
Also, research students are starting their PhD training at the
Cooperating Partner: Prof. Dr. Sa-aat Niwitpong
Support: Thailand Science Fund
3) Department of
Faculty of Medicine,
Currently, the cooperation with the Department of Medical Statistics is directed towards exchange in teaching staff to initialize research cooperation.
Relevant Publications: (in progess)
Cooperating Partner: Prof. Dr. Fikret Ikriz
Event in Izmir (Turkey):
Cesme Early Summer School, 30-31 May 2011 (supported by ERASMUS)
LHS: Lecturers from the University of Reading and Ege University preparing the computer room for practical work; RHS: antique theatre in Ephesos
European Master of Science
International Health Degree Programme
4) Institute for Tropical Medicine, Charité University Medicine Berlin,
Free University and
Humboldt University Berlin
International Health is a discipline that systematically compares factors that affect the health of all human populations with a special focus on poverty-related health problems in low- and middle-income countries. International Health includes the promotion of health, prevention and treatment of diseases and rehabilitation. Knowledge, skills and the ability to critically analyse and draw implications for practice related to the major endemic diseases, health systems research, health economics, health policy and management of health services are essential.
tropEd is a network of European institutions for higher education in international health. It collaborates closely with institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. tropEd provides postgraduate opportunities for education and training contributing to sustainable development. It focuses on improving the management of health services for disadvantaged populations. The innovative approach is based on mobility of people, the exchange of experiences in different disciplines and the establishment of a common standard in education and training.
tropEd offers a degree programme leading to a master of international health. The section of Applied Statistics of the University of Reading together with the Statistical Services Center supports a 2-weeks module on Advanced Epidemiological Methods.
Relevant Publications: a diversity of course documents available through the instructors Professor Dankmar Böhning and James Gallagher.
Cooperating Partner: Prof. Dr. Gundel Harms-Zwingenberger, Frau Christine Bruhns, Frau Giesela Schillings