Farr Institute London Short Courses


Phenotyping methods for linked EHRs - CALIBER

Primary and Secondary care records are increasingly being linked for use in research. These data, however, are collected as part of routine care or for administrative purposes and a significant amount of work is required to build robust and accurate definitions of clinical concepts that can used to identify cases for further study.

In this course we present the basic theory behind the extraction of phenotype data from combined data resources such as CALIBER.

Learning Objectives

Through this practical course, participants will:

  • become familiar with two contemporary primary and secondary data sources (CPRD and HES);
  • learn what types of EHR data are collected and the different ways in which data are recorded;
  • understand how to combine linked EHR data sources to define disease cases. 

Course Team

Dr Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo (Lead Tutor)
Dr Mar Pujades-Rodriguez (Lead Tutor)
Dr Spiros Denaxas
Ms Hannah Evans
Dr Ghazaleh Fatemifar
Dr Constantinos Parisinos