Courses Offered in 2016-2017

Epidemiology Courses

This course serves as an introduction to epidemiology for post-graduate students and gives a general overview of disease quantification, the various epidemiological studies used in public health and their respective interpretations and limitations. The course covers the basic competencies of public health epidemiology provides the basis for more advanced studies.

This is a follow up course after EPID5001 (Introduction to Epidemiology) to provide further concepts and application of epidemiology. Topics will include further concepts in epidemiological study designs and application of concepts to the planning and design of epidemiological studies.

This module prepares students on collection, management, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological data with consideration for analysis of special data using SPSS software.

The course involves a series of topics in applying epidemiology in health care decision making. The principles and techniques for cost-effective analysis and critical appraisal are discussed and elaborated. It is suggested that participant should complete the course Introduction to Epidemiology (EPID5001) in advance.

The course involves a series of guest lecture seminars in which methodological aspects of various areas of epidemiological research are discussed and elaborated.

In this course, you will learn about the methods used to assess dietary intakes and how to overcome limitations in assessing such a complex "exposure". Nutrient intakes and dietary patterns in different population groups will be illustrated and key diet-disease associations will be presented. Finally, some of the challenges in interpreting nutritional epidemiology evidence and practical issues in communicating findings will be covered.

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