The course provides students with basic skills in the epidemiological assessment of health problems and service priorities and in the planning of field studies. Emphasis will be on the methodology and practical application of epidemiological tools in medicine, the interpretation of data and on the reporting of community studies
•Definition of epidemiology
Historical evolution of epidemiology.
Source of data.
Measurement in epidemiology.
Descriptive epidemiology. Analytic epidemiology.
•Rates and risk in epidemiology. Attributable risk
•Cross-sectional studies and sampling surveys
•Introduction to bias and confounding.
Barbuti S, Bellelli E, Fara GM, Giammanco G. Igiene e Medicina Preventiva. Volume I. Monduzzi editore.
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