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Epidemiology

Module Coordinators: Dr Rosalyn Tamming
ECTS Value: 5

Aims
This course covers basic epidemiology principles, concepts and procedures and the application of methods generally useful in the surveillance and investigation of health-related states or events.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the uses of epidemiology and the different types of epidemiologic studies
  • Describe and calculate key epidemiological measures
  • Describe the processes, uses and evaluation of surveillance
  • Describe the steps of an outbreak investigation

Module Content
Basic concepts in epidemiology
Epidemiological measures
Review of epidemiological studies

Methods of Teaching and Student Learning
This one-week intensive module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies, individual and group exercises.


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