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1.8.2019 at 08:00 - 12.11.2019 at 23:59
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Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

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Tue 12.11.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Kristiina PatjaApplying scientific reserach in clinical environment, Epidemiology and its use in medicine and health sciences and introdcution to working method this course: working method: splitting the article into pieces methdologically (Grade, SOAP)
Thu 14.11.2019
08:15 - 10:00
Kristiina PatjaStudy designs (such as, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, ecological, experimental); Controlling errors and bias
Tue 19.11.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Kristiina PatjaEpidemiological concepts such as population, exposure, intervention, environment, follow-up, correlation and causation, assignment instructions
Thu 21.11.2019
08:15 - 10:00
Dr. Sanna Heikkinen, Cancer registry; Kristiina PatjaCancer epidemiology and Controlling errors and bia
Tue 26.11.2019
08:15 - 10:00
Doc. Valma Harjutsalo Folkhälsan Institute of Diabetes epidemiologyDiabetes epidemiology
Thu 28.11.2019
08:15 - 10:00
Professor Timo Partonen, Finnish insitute of Health and Welfare; Kristiina PatjaMental health epidemiology; Use of common tools to read epidemiological articles (PICO strategy and NICE tools)
Thu 28.11.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Kristiina PatjaCritical reading with structured tools in epidemiology ready for seminars
Tue 3.12.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Kristiina PatjaCritical reading with structured tools in epidemiology
Tue 10.12.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Kristiina Patja Critical reading with structured tools in epidemiology
Tue 17.12.2019
10:15 - 12:00
Kristiina PatjaCritical reading with structured tools in epidemiology

Description

Students of the Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine

The student should be able to

Describe and explain

  • Epidemiology and its use in medicine and health sciences
  • Epidemiologic concepts such as population, exposure,
    intervention, environment, follow-up, correlation and causation
  • Study designs (such as, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort,
    ecological, experimental)
  • Different types of bias in epidemiologic study and means to
    control them. Epidemiological quantifying measures such as
    incidence, prevalence, risk ratio, odds ratio, absolute risk
    difference, number needed to treat (NNT)
  • Use of common tools to read epidemiological articles (PICO
    strategy)

Critically read epidemiologic articles

Discuss and write a critical review of a published epidemiologic study

Period II, 1st study year. The course is arranged annually.

Introduction to epidemiology and its use in health sciences and medicine
The basic concepts in epidemiology
Epidemiological study designs in short
Controlling errors and bias
Critical reading with structured tools in epidemiology
Assignments from lectures
Seminar presentation of one epidemiologic paper with structured tool
A prepared comment on one seminar presentation

Student activities

Seminar (the student’s own presentation and a prepared discussion for another)
Summary report of one paper for feedback

Teacher’s activities

Lectures and a flipped classroom
Commenting on the summary report
Commenting on the presentations

Grading scale: Pass/fail. All activities are required to be completed (assignments, summary report, seminar attendance, seminar presentation, feedback).

Contact teaching, 100 % attendance required. Lectures with a flipped classroom.