Analysis & Epidemiology

Studiengang
  • European Master in Health Economics and Management
Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung
  • IHSM-EU-HEM-M2.4
Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung laut Lehrplan
  • Master
Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird
  • 2
Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits
  • 5.0
Name des/der Vortragenden
  • not available
Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung
  • By the end of this course, students will be able to:
    • demonstrate basic knowledge and awareness of the role of epi-demiology and its contribution to public health
    • understand definitions, concept and applications of epidemiolo-gy;
    • differentiate between the most common disease categorization schemes
    • critically discuss public health surveillance techniques and indica-tors
    • put risk appraisals critically into question
Art der Veranstaltung
  • -
Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan
  • none
Lehrinhalte
  • This course introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology and bio-statistics as applied to specific public health problems around the world. Emphasis is placed on the history and evolution of epidemiolo-gy and biostatistics, the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of popu-lations. Topics include the dynamic behavior of disease; usage of rates, ratios and proportions; methods of direct and indirect adjust-ment, and clinical life table, which measures and describes the extent of disease problems. The global burden of disease will be analyzed based on computer models. Different epidemiologic study designs for investigating associations between risk factors and disease outcomes will be introduced, including criteria for causal inferences. The appli-cation of these disciplines in the areas of health services, screening, surveillance, and environmental policy are discussed, as well as legal and ethical issues in the context of epidemiology and biostatistics.
empfohlene Fachliteratur
  • Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health: Aschengrau, Seage.
    Basic epidemiology: R. Bonita, R. Beaglehole, T. Kjellström. 2nd edi-tion. World Health Organization
Lehr- und Lernformen
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Prüfungsmethode
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Unterrichtssprache
  • English