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. Demographic data. Measurement in epidemiology. Direct and indirect standardization. Descriptive epidemiology. Analytic epidemiology. Rates and risk in epidemiology. Attributable risk. Cross-sectional studies and sampling surveys. Cohort studies.Introduction to bias and confounding. Experimental design
Barbuti S, Bellelli E, Fara GM, Giammanco G. Igiene e Medicina Preventiva. Volume I. Monduzzi editore.
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