Fundamental of epidemiology in tropical medicine; measurement in epidemiology; risk assessment and strength of association; from association to causal; review of study design; critical appraisal
The course aims to train students with fundamental knowledge in epidemiology, critical thinking skill, analytical skill, and positive attitude in epidemiological research.
- Describe common terminology used in epidemiology
- Calculate and interpret the measures of disease frequency, measures of effect and measures of association
- Discuss epidemiological concepts and methods as applied particularly to tropical medicine
- Discuss advantages and disadvantages of different study designs in epidemiology
- Identify sources and impacts of bias, interaction, and confounders in conducting a research; and, determine methods to handle those effects
- Explain the principles of causality and determine causal link between exposure and disease in relation to different study designs
- Present a critical evaluation of the results and interpretations of published studies by determining whether the choice of study design and statistical methods appropriate to the research question addressed.