Introduction to epidemiology
Instance: 2015/2016 - 1S
Cycles of Study/Courses
Teaching Staff - Responsibilities
Teaching - Hours
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.
Introduction to epidemiology.
Health indicators. Risk and impact measurement.
Random and systematic errors; bias, confounding and interaction.
Precision and validity of epidemiologic studies. Surveillance.
Gordis L. ; Epidemiology. 5th edition. , Saunders, 2014
Teaching methods and learning activities
Lectures and discussion with students/work in groups; supervised individual work.
Evaluation with final exam
Calculation formula of final grade
Final exam for evaluation (multiple choice questions, problems).