American University of Beirut

SHARP Summer Diploma

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The SHARP summer diploma is a 12-credit module that provides the essential foundations in quantitative methods and fundamental skills to conduct research. The core disciplines covered include epidemiology, biostatistics, research ethics and library sciences/informatics. These are complemented with a practical hands-on training course in the analysis and reporting of large health-related datasets in NCD.​

Curriculum and Course Description


SHA​​RP Summer Diploma Courses(Required)
Total 12 credits

SHARP 300
SHARP 320
SHARP 310
SHARP 315
SHARP 325
SHARP 330

Principles of Epidemiology
Design & Analysis of Epidemiological Studies
Basic Biostatistics
Intro​​duction to Research Ethics and RCR
Library Science/Informatics
Analysis and Reporting of Large Clinical Datasets

2 credits
2 credits
4 credits
1.5 credit
0.5 credit
2 credits​



​Since 2013, SHARP graduated over 400 trainees.​​​​
​​​​​SHARP graduates have published more than 3726 pu​blications during and post their training. 
​​​Several graduates from SHARP have completed more than 24 MSc degrees or PhD degrees at prestigious institutions based on the foundations of the SHARP diploma. 

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