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This Unit aims to acquire knowledge and discuss subjects with relevance to contemporary Public Health. In this unit it is expected that the students get to know some of the major public health issues in the national and international arenas, namely regarding the burden of most communicable and non-communicable diseases in different settings and the policies directed to prevent treat and manage those conditions, at the local, regional national and international levels. Students are also expected to get to know overlapping areas between the practice of public health and a number of complementary areas of knowledge, such as environment, economy, work, or the organization of urban space.
To understand health systems governance and public health leadership as key elements of an integral response to populations’ health needs.
- To work conceptual and etiological issues essential for sound and thorough humanitarian formation with regard to ethics and philosophy of science, in particular emphasising the object of public health.- To apply the foundations and concepts to contemporary professional practices, from a critical perspective.
It is aimed that the student:
a) understands the logistic regression model and the most used survival models
b) identifies and recognizes scenarios of application for each studied model
c) knows how to consider categorical exploratory variables in the analysis
d) knows how to identify and to model interactions
e) recognizes the importance of a model's goodness-of-fit evaluation and knows how to implement it
f) develops critical thinking skills and the ability to correctly interpret the results from the statistical analysis
To characterize the burden of chronic (non-communicable) diseases in the population.
To explore the specificities of chronic diseases as an object of epidemiologic research.
To provide students with the concepts, theoretical frameworks and research areas in the field of social and behavioral sciences for examining health, illness and medicine, taking into account contemporary debates on public health.
To identify the suitability of the various strategies of qualitative health research. To handle and analyze information in order to write and publish qualitative studies. To understand the ethical dimensions involved in the use of qualitative methodology in the various phases of the research process.
To know the main frameworks for causal inference applied to epidemiologic research.
To identify challenges to the validity and applicability of epidemiological studies and to identify advanced methodological approaches to deal with them.
To gain knowledge and develop skills in methods and dietary determinants relevant for public health.
To develop students' skills for the planning and development of research on Nutrition and health.
This curricular unit provides foundational theoretical knowledge and skills on exposure assessment, toxicology, and risk management, among other topics of environmental health. The aim is to make clear to students the many ways that issues related to the environment and health are framed, examined, discussed and engaged. Students will be able to identify and explore linkages between environmental factors and health issues; biological impacts; economic factors; and ethical and legal issues.
A decision support system is an interactive computer system whose aim is to help the decision makers - health professionals - use data and models in order to identify and solve problems in health. The objective is to teach methods of knowledge extraction - data mining – from health databases using models that automatically seek regularities and patterns. These patterns and regularities can be generalized in order to be useful in future decisions.
To gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the development and application of instruments for the evaluation of objective and subjective health determinants.
In addition to the aquisition of knowledge, the thesis should provide the ability to develop original research through the acquisition of skills in the different components of a thesis (literature review, selection and application of methods, interpretation of results, writing scientific articles).