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Introduction to epidemiology

Code: PDCCV_2     Acronym: PDCCV_2

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Public Health

Instance: 2015/2016 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Department
Course/CS Responsible: Doctoral Programm in Cardiovascular Sciences

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDCCV 10 Ciências Cardiovasculares_13 1 - 4 18 108

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Ana Azevedo Cardoso de Oliveira

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 0,86
Laboratory Practice: 0,36
Tutorial Supervision: 0,07
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 0,86
Ana Azevedo Cardoso de Oliveira 0,86
Laboratory Practice Totals 1 0,36
Ana Azevedo Cardoso de Oliveira 0,36
Tutorial Supervision Totals 1 0,07
Ana Azevedo Cardoso de Oliveira 0,07

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Update in essential epidemiology, and to demonstrate (T) or discuss with students (LW) its application for a valid evaluation of health care.

Learning outcomes and competences

Students are expected:
1. To obtain knowledge on epidemiological concepts and methods.

2. To be familiar with conceptual and organizational characteristics of surveillance systems and screening programs, namely regarding the decision process, and evaluation of quality and effectiveness.

Working method



Introduction to epidemiology.
Health indicators. Risk and impact measurement.
Random and systematic errors; bias, confounding and interaction.
Precision and validity of epidemiologic studies. Surveillance.
Information systems.

Mandatory literature

Gordis L. ; Epidemiology. 5th edition. , Saunders, 2014

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures and discussion with students/work in groups; supervised individual work.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 100,00
Total: 100,00

Calculation formula of final grade

Final exam for evaluation (multiple choice questions, problems).
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