EPIDEMIOLOGY METHODS APPLIED TO PREVENTION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
ìAt 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, acquire specific communication skills and autonomous learning skills.
No prerequisites required.
Course contents summary
Basic concepts of epidemiology as fundamental tools for identifying risk factors and protective factors, planning and evaluating public health interventions.
Definition, scope and uses of epidemiology.
Descriptive epidemiological measures.
The sources of the statistical-epidemiological data.
Epidemiological studies: case report, current statistical data analysis, 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.
Didactic material provided by the teacher downloadable from the institutional website Elly Medicine.
Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly).
Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam in which the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired during the course will be evaluated. The test consists of 31 multiple choice questions.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely by using Teams and Elly platforms.
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (https://sea.unipr.it/it/servizi/le- eli-che-supporto-studenti-con-disabilita-dsa-bes)