EPIDEMIOLOGY METHODS APPLIED TO PREVENTION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Basic concepts of epidemiology. 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. Students should be able to read and interpret a scientific paper.
No prerequisites required.
Course contents summary
Basic concepts of epidemiology as fundamental tools for identifying public health problems, planning and evaluating public health interventions.
Definition, scope and uses of epidemiology.
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.
The management of an epidemic
Signorelli C. Igiene, Epidemiologia e Sanità Pubblica. Roma: Società Editrice Universo, 2017.
Educational material downloadable from the institutional website Elly Medicine.
Frontal and interactive lessons with the use of informatic tools.
Assessment methods and criteria
The learning will be assessed through a written exam, aimed at verifying both the knowledge and understanding of the discipline.