September 16, 2020

Applied epidemiology

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WEN 18:20~20:05

Teaching & Research Building, 4F Conference Room, College of Public Health

This course, Applied Epidemiology, is organized to introduce intermediate or even advanced topics of epidemiological methodology and its applications to prevention and control of health-related problems. Of course, it is prepared for graduate students, particularly for those who have been already disciplined in the field of Public Health or Medicine. However, in my opinion, it is not important whether you have basic knowledge of epidemiology before this course. For some students who don’t feel comfortable for these advanced materials, a preview and a re-review of the course materials before each class are strongly recommended.

Fifteen exercises will help you quickly understand most of study designs in epidemiology. These exercises will add opportunities to discuss epi concepts deeply with your classmates.

Attendance rate 20
Individual report 80

The course materials come from multiple sources. For your reference, a number of books, listed as follows, should be very helpful for your preview and review in this semester or even your future research career: 1. Gordis L. Epidemiology (5th ed). New York: W.B. Saunders Company; 2013. 2. Rothman KJ, Lash TL, Greenland S. Modern Epidemiology (3rd ed). New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012. 3. Szklo M, Nieto EJ. Epidemiology. Beyond the basics (4th ed). Gaithersburg, MD: Jones and Bartlett Learning; 2018. 4. Clayton D, Hills M. Statistical Models in Epidemiology (Reprint). Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2013. If your basic concepts of epidemiology are not enough, the Gordis book is a perfect start to study; if your basic Epi knowledge, nevertheless, is good enough, a thorough review of this book is strongly recommended. The contents in the Rothman & Greenland book are inspiring but advanced, and it is inevitable to some difficulty to figure out what they stated. However, the book almost captures all of the development in epidemiological methods in 20th century. Finally, the last two books explain lots of important epidemiological concepts in detail, and Clayton book presents epidemiological concepts using statistical formula. Hope you can enjoy this trip to Epi world!

  1. 2020/09/16 Introduction
  2. 2020/09/23 Measures of Disease Occurrence
  3. 2020/09/30 Measures of Disease Occurrence
  4. 2020/10/07 Measures of Disease Occurrence/ Exercise 1
  5. 2020/10/14 Measures of Disease Occurrence/ Exercise 2
  6. 2020/10/21 Cohort Studies/ Exercise 3
  7. 2020/10/28 Cohort Studies/ Exercise 4
  8. 2020/11/04 Cohort Studies/ Exercise 5
  9. 2020/11/11 Cohort Studies/ Exercise 6
  10. 2020/11/18 Case-Control Studies/ Exercise 7
  11. 2020/11/25 Case-Control Studies/ Exercise 8
  12. 2020/12/02 Case-Control Studies/ Exercise 9
  13. 2020/12/09 Case-Control Studies/ Exercise 10
  14. 2020/12/16 Validity and Reliability/ Exercise 11
  15. 2020/12/23 Validity and Reliability/ Exercise 12
  16. 2020/12/30 Ecological Studies/ Exercise13
  17. 2021/01/06 Ecological Studies/ Exercise14
  18. 2021/01/13 Causal Inference/ Exercise 15

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