The aim of the course is to put future managers and researchers in public health in touch with “western epidemiology” --- a study of distribution, trends, and preventive/risk factors of diseases and other health-related states, and ways to control them.
The main emphasis of a course is on acquiring methodology for studying all abovementioned things, in order to be able further properly and independently search for, critically read and use evidence base in public health. After completing a course, students will be able to orientate themselves in basic terms and concepts of epidemiology, to use and critically assess published data / studies results in this area, and also have principal skills for planning and implementing such studies and for analysis of epidemiological data. Aim of a course is to influence and provide skills to students to be guided by available evidence in their future work as public health professionals.
This course has two distinct goals. We expect that after completing a course, students
- will be able to orientate themselves in basic terms and concepts of epidemiology
- will be able to use and critically assess published data / studies results in the area of public health