At the end of the course, students should be able to describe and explain how epidemiological methods are used to identify public health problems, to plan and evaluate public health interventions.
Course contents summary
Definition, scope and uses of epidemiology.
The role of epidemiology in planning and evaluating public health interventions.
Epidemiological studies (ecological studies, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort studies, experimental studies).
Epidemiological study design.
Definition, scope and uses of epidemiology
The role of epidemiology in planning and evaluating public health interventions
The sources of the statistical-epidemiological data
Descriptive epidemiological measures
Ecological studies, cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, cohort studies, experimental studies
Epidemiological study design
Bias in Epidemiology
Screening tests: theory and practical applications
The outbreak management
Epidemiological surveillance of healthcare associated infections
Signorelli C. Elementi di metodologia epidemiologica. Roma: Società Editrice Universo, 2011.
Signorelli C. Igiene, Epidemiologia e Sanità Pubblica. Roma: Società Editrice Universo, 2011.