Information Package / Course Catalogue
Epidemiology
Course Code: BİS538
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 4
Objectives of the Course

To become familiar with epidemiologic terminology, outcome measures, and study designs;to appreciate application of epidemiology to subfields (e.g., infectious diseases, reproductive health, genetics); and to apply epidemiologic methods to current public health issues.

Course Content

Basic principles and concepts of epidemiology; design, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological studies; the study of chronic diseases, infectious diseases and genetic epidemiology; measures of disease incidence and prevalence and measures of effect; cohort, case-control studies and their strengths and limitations.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Mevlüt TÜRE
Learning Outcomes
1.Distinguish the roles and relationships between epidemiology and biostatistics in the prevention of disease and the improvement of health.
2.Compute basic descriptive statistics and explore data analytic methods.
3.Demonstrate a basic understanding of epidemiologic methods and study design.
4.Combine appropriate epidemiological concepts and statistical methods.
5.Planning, application and evaluation of epidemiological research
Recommended or Required Reading
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Measuring Disease Occurrence
Week 2 - Theoretical
Surveillance
Week 3 - Theoretical
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Week 4 - Theoretical
Direct & Indirect Standardization
Week 5 - Theoretical
Data Sources & Secondary Analyses
Week 6 - Theoretical
Hypothesis Testing & Significance
Week 7 - Theoretical
Bias, Confounding & Effect Modification
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Examination
Week 9 - Theoretical
Causation & Risk
Week 10 - Theoretical
Sampling Strategies & Descriptive Studies (Ecological, Cross Sectional, and Qualitative)
Week 11 - Theoretical
Case Control & Nested Case Control Studies
Week 12 - Theoretical
Cohort Studies & CBPR
Week 13 - Theoretical
Intervention Studies
Week 14 - Theoretical
Screening
Week 15 - Theoretical
Literature review and discussion
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory114216
Assignment110010
Quiz102130
Midterm Examination120222
Final Examination120222
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)100
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
5
4
4
4
3
4
3
4
4
4
OÇ-2
3
4
4
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4
4
3
3
3
4
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4
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5
4
4
4
4
4
OÇ-4
5
4
4
4
5
4
4
4
4
4
OÇ-5
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