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    Maria PAVIA

    Insegnamento di GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGYENE

    Corso di laurea magistrale a ciclo unico in MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA

    SSD: MED/42

    CFU: 4,00

    ORE PER UNITÀ DIDATTICA: 40,00

    Periodo di Erogazione: Primo Semestre

    Italiano

    Lingua di insegnamento

    INGLESE

    English

    Teaching language

    English

    Contents

    1. Objectives and aims of epidemiology applied to clinical medicine and public health;
    2. Methods of data gathering for epidemiological purposes;
    3. Epidemiological measures of frequency;
    4. Epidemiological measures of association;
    5. Different designs of epidemiologic studies.

    Textbook and course materials

    Hennekens and Buring: Epidemiology in Medicine

    Course objectives

    At the end of the course the student should:
    1.Know the objectives and aims of epidemiology applied to clinical medicine and public health;
    2.know the methods of data gathering for epidemiological purposes;
    3.know the epidemiological measures of frequency;
    4. know the epidemiological measures of association;
    5. know the different designs of epidemiologic studies.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Teaching methods

    Frontal lessons and discussion with students. The lessons will be divided into three parts. A brief introduction to resume the topics developed in the previous lesson, answers to questions on the topics developed and presentation of new topics.

    Course Syllabus

    Introduction to epidemiology
    Definition and objectives of epidemiology
    Measures of disease frequency: Prevalence. Cumulative Incidence and Incidence Rate
    Measures of association: Relative Risk, Odds Ratio, Attributable risk, Attributable risk %, Population Attributable risk (PAR), PAR %.
    Descriptive and ecological studies
    Surveillance
    Cross-sectional studies
    Sampling
    Cohort studies
    Case-control Studies
    Bias in epidemiological studies: selection bias, misclassification, confounding

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