Epidemiology, 5 credits
Note that, when you apply for the course you will be asked to provide a motivation on why participation in this course is important for you.
Time: Spring 2023, weeks 16, 17 and 21.
Number of students: Maximum 14
Course activities will take place on-line and on-site at Linköping University.
Epidemiology can be described as the science of understanding disease patterns in populations and improving health by using this knowledge.
This course aims to teach the epidemiological toolbox, as most researchers in medicine will require the skills to interpret and critically evaluate evidence from epidemiological studies, including those who will never conduct epidemiological research.
The course will consist of instructor-led lectures and student-led seminars. The lectures will focus on the fundamentals of the epidemiological toolbox, while the seminars will explore its application on existing and planned research. The course allows the students to shape their learning around the medical subject which they are currently studying, and will, ideally, be a natural part of the students' research.
More information about the learning outcomes and formalities of the course can be found in the syllabus. A few weeks before the course begins you will receive an e-mail from the course coordinator with information about course schedule and activities.
Entry requirement for studies on third-cycle education courses
- second-cycle degree,
- 240 credits in required courses, including at least 60 second-cycle credits, or
- acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other manner
Specific entry requirements for this course is having passed the course Basic Biostatistics (4 credits) or acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other manner.
There is no compulsory course literature. Relevant reading will be discussed during the course.
Written course documents will be in English, and the course is normally given in English.
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Last updated: 2022-06-15