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752-6151-00L  Public Health Concepts

SemesterHerbstsemester 2016
DozierendeR. Heusser
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung

KurzbeschreibungThe module "public health concepts" offers an introduction to key principles of public health. Students get acquainted with the concepts and methods of epidemiology. Students also learn to use epidemiological data for prevention and health promotion purposes. Public health concepts and intervention strategies are presented, using examples from infectious and chronic diseases.
LernzielAt the end of this module students are able:
- to interpret the results of epidemiological studies
- to critically assess scientific literature
- to know the definition, dimensions and determinants of health
- to plan public health interventions and health promotion projects
InhaltConcepts of descriptive and analytical epidemiology, study designs, measures of effect, confounding and bias, screening, surveilllance, definition of health and health promotion, health dimensions and health determinants, prevention strategies, public health interventions, public health action cycle, epidemiology and prevention of infectious and chronic diseases (HIV, Tuberculosis, Obesity, Public health nutrition).
SkriptHandouts are provided to students in the classroom.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesLanguage of the course is english