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CONTENTS

Course Title

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

 

Code

Code:  EPID 102

 

Duration

Theory - (1 hour / week) - Total = (15 hours / semester). 

Level

Second

Teaching Staff Required

Physician with Public Health Qualification.

Objectives

By the end of this course the students should be able to:

1. Identify the basic concepts and methods of biostatistics and epidemiology.

2. Collect, present, analyze, and interpret basic measures of disease frequency.

3. Understand the principles of disease prevention and control.

Main Teaching Strategies

1. Main teaching methods:

   Modified lectures, group discussion, written assignment.

2. Main teaching aids:

   Data show, overhead projector, slide projector.

Methods of Assessment

Participation, Attendance, Quizzes, Midterm Exam, Final Exam.

References

1. Park, K. (1997). extbook of Preventive and Social Medicine.

2. Wallace, RB. (1998). Maxcy- Rosenau- Last- Public Health & Preventive Medicine. Fourteenth Edition.

3. Petrie, SA., Sabin,C. (2001). Medical Statistics at a Glance. First Edition.

4. Mausner and Kramer. (2002). Epidemiology-An Introductory Text.

 

 

Units

Contents

Hours

 

Unit 1

INTRODUCTION:

1. Definition of terms in:

1.1. Biostatistics

1.2. Epidemiology

2. Uses and applications

3. Types and sources of health data 

1 hour

 

Unit 2

1. Measures of central tendency:

1.1. Arithmetic mean

1.2. Mode

1.3. Median

2. Measures of dispersion:

2.1. Range

2.2. Standard deviation

 

2 hours

 

 

Unit 3

1. Presentation of  statistical data:

1.1. Frequency tables

1.2. Graphs

1.3. Charts

 

 

1 hour

 

Unit 4

 

1. Measures of morbidity frequency:

1.1. Prevalence rate

1.2. Incidence rate

1.3. Attack rate

2. Measures of mortality frequency:

2.1. Crude mortality rates

2.2. Specific mortality rates

 

2 hours

 



Unit 5

1. Epidemiological concept of health and disease:

1.1. Health and disease

1.2. Natural history of the disease

1.3. Epidemiological forms of disease occurrence

2 hours

 

Unit 6

1. Multiple causation of the disease

2. Epidemiological Triad (agent - host - environment)

1 hour

 

Unit 7

 

1. Population and sampling methods

2. Epidemiological studies:

2.1. Descriptive

2.2. Analytical

2.3. Intervention

2 hours

 

Unit 8

1. Epidemiological aspects of communicable disease:

1.1. Definition of terms in communicable disease

1.2. Methods of transmission of communicable diseases

2. Epidemiological aspects of non-communicable diseases

2 hours

 

Unit 9

1. Principles of  prevention and control :

1.1. Levels of prevention: Primary – Secondary – Tertiary

1.2. Prevention & control of communicable diseases

1.3. Prevention & control of non-communicable diseases

1 hour

 

Unit 10

1. Screening tests in health and diseases:

1.1. Sensitivity

1.2. Specificity  

1 hour

 

 

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