SMED8002 - Epidemiology II
Study design, Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs), bias and confounding, interactions, measurement error, precision, multiple testing, multivariable analysis, missing data, cluster data (eg. repeated measures, multilevel analysis).
After commpleting the course, the student:
Know the application of and is able to distinguish between basic study designs relevant for population based and clinical research (cross sectional, cohort, case control, as well as randomised studies)
Know how to interpret and measure the association between exposure and disease such as risk difference and relative risk (risk ratio, rate ratio, odds ratio)
Understand and identify common problmes in epidemiological studies like selection bias, information bias and confounding
Know, understand and is able to construct Directed Acyclic Graphs
Understand the principles behind and the principles of multivariable data analyses
Is able to differ and understand the terms: causality and statistical association
Understand the differences between effect measure modification and statistical interaction
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and problem solving
For year 2014/2015 lectures both autumm and spring, for year 2015/2016 lectures only spring.
- Practice tasks
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Recommended background knowledge:
KLMED8009 Clinical Research,
KLMED8004 Medical statistics I,
KLMED8005 Medical statistics II
Introductory course in epidemiology (eg. master course in epidemiology)
Required previous knowledge
Master degree or similar. Medical students at The Student Research Programme. Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.
Given material and lecture notes. Book: Rothmans: modern epidemiology and/or introduction to epidemiology
Examination arrangement: Written examination
|Term||Statuskode||Evaluation form||Weighting||Examination aids||Date||Time||Room *|
|Spring||ORD||Written examination||100/100||D||2017-05-24||09:00||Storhall del 1|
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.