TECHNIQUES IN ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY

TECHNIQUES IN ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY

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Code
67772
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
2 credits during the 1st year of 9279 NURSING AND OBSTETRICS (LM/SNT1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (NURSING AND OBSTETRICS)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Science that aims to analyze the illnesses in the populations, with particular respect to the study of the conditions and their determinants.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has the following objectives:

- providing knowledges to the basic epidemiology concepts;

- providing knowledges to apply the main measures used in epidemiology (frequency and association measures);

- providing knowledges to the basic concepts of demography and to know the technical of standardization;

- providing knowledges to know and to plan the main types of epidemiological studies (descriptive, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort studies);

- providing knowledges to the methodology of clinical trials;

-providing knowledges to the concepts and model of epidemiology monitoring with attention to the syndromic surveillance system;

- providing knowledges to understand the epidemiology relevance for health planning and to develop the critical abilities to evaluate the results of clinical and epidemiological studies.

Teaching methods

The course is developed through distance learning mode (FAD mode).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Introduction to the epidemiology: definition, methodology of the prevention and objectives; 

- Principal measures used in epidemiology: frequencies or absolute values, relationships, proportions, rates and measures of the risk;

- Prevalence, density and cumulative incidence;

- Comparing the frequency of an event in two populations: direct and indirect standardization;

- The epidemiological method: the principal types of epidemiological studies (descriptive, transversal, case control,     cohort and experimental studies);

- Introduction to the meta-analysis;

- The models of epidemiological surveillance with attention to the syndromic surveillance. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Lopalco PL, Tozzi AE "Epidemiologia facile Il pensiero scientifico"

- Jekel JF, Katz DL, Elmore JG "Epidemiologia, biostatistica e medicina preventiva" EdiSES

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students will be received by telephone appointment.

Exam Board

FILIPPO ANSALDI (President)

ALESSIO SIGNORI

ANTONIETTA MARIA MARTELLI

CLAUDIA CANTONI

FRANCESCA LANTIERI

ANNAMARIA BAGNASCO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course is developed through distance learning mode (FAD mode).

LESSONS START

The lessons will start in the first semester.

EXAMS

Assessment methods

The examination test is formed by  multiple-choice question and exercises.