COMM. 402– EPIDEMIOLOGY: PRINCIPLES AND METHODS:-

COMM. 402:  EPIDEMIOLOGY: PRINCIPLES AND METHODS

  1. Aims:

 

To introduce students to the basic concepts and study designs of epidemiology

  1. Objectives:

 

At the end of the course students will be able t:

  • Understand/identify the determinants of health and disease
  • Identify and know the principles and methods of epidemiology
  1. Course Description:

The course provides students with an understanding of the role of epidemiology as the quantitative science underpinning the practice of public health.

  1. Lecture Topics:

 

  • Introduction:
  • Epochs in the evolution of epidemiology
  • Period of making observations
  • Uses of epidemiology
  • Health Information
  • Measures of Morbidity and mortality
  • Death Certification
  • Standardization of rates – direct/indirect
  • Methods of epidemiological studies
  • Descriptive studies methodology, uses and constraints
  • Analytical studies
  • Experimental studies
  • Investigation and control of an epidemic
  • Screening in the Detection of Disease