|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||prof. dr. ir. E Kampman|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. ir. O van de Rest|
|prof. dr. ir. E Kampman|
|prof. dr. JM Geleijnse|
|dr. ir. MC Busstra|
|dr. ir. AM Berendsen|
|Examiner(s)||prof. dr. JM Geleijnse|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
MAT-15303 Statistics 1 + MAT-15403 Statistics 2.
The course teaches the basic concepts, measures and study designs used in epidemiology and public health. It contains lectures on study design and methodological issues, lectures by epidemiologists working in various disciplines and ICT-based modules to practice knowledge on study designs, standardization, and calculations of basic epidemiological and public health measures.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to:
- be familiar with the field of epidemiology and public health and the work of scientists in this field;
- know the prevalence, incidence and main determinants of major chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases. neurodegenerative diseases) and infectious diseases;
- be able to compute basic measures used in epidemiology and public health, including the incidence proportion, incidence rate, prevalence, various measures of association, (population) attributable risk, and DALYs;
- be able to recognize basic study designs used in epidemiology and public health, including ecological study, cross-sectional study, cohort study, case-control study and randomized controlled trial;
- be able to recognize selection bias, information bias and confounding and indicate the major (dis)advantages of the various study designs;
- know the difference between internal and external validity of epidemiological findings;
- have knowledge about precision and the meaning of the p-value and 95% confidence interval;
- be able to perform direct and indirect standardization of public health data;
- be able to compute various measures used in clinical epidemiology, including sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic value.
The student will:
- prepare and follow lectures, using the prescribed written study materials;
- perform regular self tests;
- perform a group assignment;
- conduct ICT practica.
Computer-based test with 55 multiple choice or multiple response questions.
Webb Penny; Bain, Chris. (2010). Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press. 465 p. ISBN: 978-0521177313.
|Compulsory for:||BVG||Nutrition and Health||BSc||1AF|
|BGM||Health and Society||BSc||1AF|
|Restricted Optional for:||MNH||Nutrition and Health||MSc||B: Nutritional Physiology and Health Status||1AF|
|MNH||Nutrition and Health||MSc||C: Molecular Nutrition and Toxicology||1AF|
|MNH||Nutrition and Health||MSc||A: Epidemiology and Public Health||1AF|
|MNH||Nutrition and Health||MSc||F: Food Digestion and Health||1AF|
|MCH||Communication, Health and Life Sciences||MSc||B: Health and Society||1AF|
|Compulsory for:||WUNHE||BSc Minor Nutrition and Health||1AF|
|Restricted Optional for:||WUCHS||BSc Minor Communication, Health and Society||1AF|