Studying Populations & Epilex

Studying Populations is a computer assisted learning package for epidemiological methods. It is suitable for anyone working in health sciences including medical students, Masters students, public health practitioners and clinicians. It covers many basic epidemiological concepts in a set of over 80 interactive exercises and simulations.

The package includes a glossary based on definitions in the IEA sponsored 6th edition (2014) of the Dictionary of Epidemiology.

Update (Nov 2014)

Upgrade to SP 3.2: Version 3.1 of Studying Populations had a simpler installation process, an updated glossary, revisons of the text and minor fixes to the exercises to remove bugs and allow longer text in the Spanish version. Version 3.2 has minor bug fixes. If you are using Windows Vista, 7 or 8 please first install Winhelp32.exe from the Microsoft website. This software is used to show popups in Studying Populations. Then read the instructions BEFORE attempting installation of Studying Populations.

Update (Jan 2015)

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An updated version 3.0.9 in Spanish is now available. Changes since version 3.0.8 are mainly translations of remaining English text and typographical errors.


Epilex is a Multilingual Lexicon of Epidemiological Terms. You may pair any two languages in the alphabetic order of either one. You may print the pairings most useful to you, thus allowing the building of personalized lexicons.

What's new in version 4.0?
  1. Coded to run optimally with Windows Vista, 7 and 8 32- and 64-bit versions.
  2. Very small installation file and faster installation.
  3. Previous versions have had a fixed window size. Version 4 has the option of the classic look or a resizable window.
  4. Option to keep the Epilex window on top of other windows to make copying and pasting into your text quicker and easier.
  5. Changes you make to the Epilex environment are automatically saved when the program is closed.
  6. Editing module removed.
  7. If you wish to contribute translations in a language not already included, get in touch with me.

These programs are free for use by individuals and institutions. From time to time they may be brought up to date if there is a request to do so.