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Title Epidemiology II. Design of epidemiological studies
Course number 1622
Program Epidemiologi
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2017-11-23 -- 2017-12-01
Responsible KI department Institutet för miljömedicin
Specific entry requirements Knowledge in epidemiology equivalent to "Epidemiology I: Introduction to epidemiology" or corresponding courses.
Purpose of the course The course focuses on key considerations in designing and critically interpreting different types of case-control studies, as well as matching in cohort and case-control studies.
Learning outcomes After successfully completing this course you as a student are expected to be able to:
- in a self-directed manner, formulate the principles of different types of common epidemiological study designs.
- mainly independently, explain how a specific measure of disease occurrence and measure of association is governed by the study design.
- in a self-directed manner, explain and discuss epidemiological concepts, including accuracy, in the context of different epidemiological study designs.
- draw conclusions from epidemiological scientific papers and to review and criticize these regarding study design, results and accuracy.

Learning outcomes are classified according to Bloom's taxonomy: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
Contents of the course The course focuses on issues related to study design with emphasis on case-control methodology and different types of sampling strategies, study base, study efficiency, matching in epidemiological studies, induction time, interpretation of epidemiological evidence.
Teaching and learning activities Lectures, group discussions and various forms of group exercises on selected topics, will be used. The course focuses on active learning, i.e. putting knowledge into practice and critically reflecting upon the knowledge, rather than memorising facts.
Compulsory elements The individual examination .
Examination To pass the course, the student has to show that the learning outcomes have been achieved. Assessments methods used are group tasks (formative assessments) along with a written individual task (summative assessment).The examination is viewed as a contributing to the development of knowledge, rather than as a test of knowledge. Students who do not obtain a passing grade in the first examination will be offered a second examination within two months of the final day of the course. Students who do not obtain a passing grade at the first two examinations will be given top priority for admission the next time the course is offered.
Literature and other teaching material Suggested course literature Rothman KJ. Epidemiology: an introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Rothman KJ, Greenland S, Lash TL. Modern epidemiology (3nd ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008. Scientific papers will be distributed before and during the course.
Number of students 8 - 25
Selection of students Eligible doctoral students, with required prerequisite knowledge, will be selected based on 1) the relevance of the syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), and 2) date for registration as doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date). To be considered, submit a completed application form. Give all information requested, including a description of current research and motivation for attending, and an account of previous courses taken.
More information The course is extended over two weeks, but is still five full course days, in order to promote reflection and reinforce learning. Course dates are November 23, 24, 27, 29 and December 1.
Course directors
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Karin Leander
Institutet för miljömedicin
08-52487498
Karin.Leander@ki.se

Box 210 (Nobels väg 13), KI

171 77
Stockholm
Contact person Johanna Bergman
Institutet för miljömedicin

johanna.bergman@ki.se

Nobels väg 13

17177
Stockholm