COURSE UNIT TITLE

: FUNDAMENTALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
HSA 5041 FUNDAMENTALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY ELECTIVE 2 0 0 6

Offered By

Public Health

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

PROFESSOR DOCTOR GÜL ERGÖR

Offered to

CLINICAL DRUG RESEARCH
Public Health
CANCER APIDEMIOLOGY

Course Objective

Gaining knowledge and skills in study designs for health and medicine, data analysis and interpretation.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   Defining basic principles and concepts in epidemiology
2   Knowing data sources used in epidemiology
3   Learning epidemiologic indicators and risk measures
4   Learning different research designs and appraisal of the literature
5   Planning an epidemiological study
6   Analysing data and discuss the results

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 History of Epidemiology in Public Health
2 Morbidity and Mortality Measures
3 Basic concepts in Epidemiology
4 Study design and planning a research Project
5 Data sources and Epidemiologic Surveillance
6 Designing a questionnaire
7 Bias and confounding
8 Critical appraisal of an article
9 Cross sectional studies and sampling
10 Journal club
11 Case- control studies, Cohort studies, Clinical trials Intervention studies,
12 Journal club
13 Journal club
14 Discussion

Recomended or Required Reading

Dawson B., Trap R G, Basic and Clinical Biostatistics Mc Graw-Hill 2001.
R.S.Greenberg, S.R.Daniels, W.D.Flanders, J.W.Eley, J.R.Boring. Medical Epidemiology. Appleton & Lange, 1996.

Current literature from various journals...

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, discussion groups and software use.

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 PRF PERFORMANCE
3 FIN FINAL EXAM
4 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE * 0.30 + PRF* 0.30 + FIN* 0.40
5 RST RESIT
6 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE * 0.30 + PRF* 0.30 + RST* 0.40


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

To be announced.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

412 4001 - 412 4016
gul.ergor@deu.edu.tr

Office Hours

Tuesdays - 11:00 - 12:00

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 15 2 30
Practice (Reflection) 15 2 30
Preparation for final exam 1 10 10
Preparation for midterm exam 1 10 10
Preparing assignments 5 2 10
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 15 3 45
Midterm 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 139

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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