SMED8002 - Epidemiology II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 3 hours

Course content

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).

Learning outcome

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

Teaching modalities:
Lectures and problem solving.
From the academic year 2015/2016 lectures only spring semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Practice tasks
  • Mandatory attendance at lectures

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Admission requirements:
Master degree or similar. Medical students at The Student Research Programme. Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.

Course materials

Given material and lecture notes. Book: Rothmans: modern epidemiology and/or introduction to epidemiology


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2018-11-30 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.