Epidemiology

Masteremne

Emnebeskrivelse

Mål og innhald

Objective:

This course provides an introduction to epidemiology

 

Content

The course includes the following main themes:

  • Measures of disease occurrence and associations between exposure and disease
  • Epidemiologic study designs
  • Evaluation and interpretation of results from epidemiological studies.
  • Bias. Confounding
  • Planning an epidemiologic study

Læringsutbyte

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

 

Knowledge

The student is able to:

  • describe basic epidemiological concepts and epidemiological study designs
  • discuss how bias and confounding may influence research results
  • discuss causality in epidemiological studies

 

Skills 

The student is able to:

  • plan an epidemiologic study, under supervision
  • measure disease occurrence
  • measure risk associations
  • recognize how confounders are accounted for in analysis
  • justify and explain choices of different epidemiological research designs

 

General competence

The student is able to critically evaluate and interpret results from epidemiological research presented in scientific and popular media

Studiepoeng, omfang

6 studiepoeng

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Master

Undervisningssemester

Haust

Undervisningsstad

Senter for internasjonal helse
Krav til forkunnskapar
Proficiency in English at a level corresponding to TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or IELTS band 6.0 is expected.
Studiepoengsreduksjon
Full overlapp med INTH315
Krav til studierett
Students enrolled in the master programme in Global Health, students enrolled in similar programmes at UiB or other partner universities.The course is a part of the more complex course INTH315, and it will be mostly administered for post graduate students in dentistry.
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Lectures, group work, quizzes, exercises.
Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

Active participation in group work.

The student must pass 8 quizzes.

Vurderingsformer
Skriftleg skuleeksamen (3 timar)
Karakterskala
ECTS credits A-F (F = fail)
Vurderingssemester
Haust
Litteraturliste
The reading list will be made available by on Mitt UiB.
Emneevaluering
Students evaluate the teaching according to the quality assessment requirements of the University of Bergen. The evaluation method is anonymous and through an online electronic form or a paper form.
Programansvarleg
The Program Committee for Global Health
Administrativt ansvarleg
Studieseksjonen ved Institutt for klinisk odontologi.