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Public Health 2 (General Epidemiology and Demography)

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Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2020-2021

Course director

Dr. István Zoltán KISS (istvan.kiss@aok.pte.hu), professor

Department of Public Health Medicine

Subject data

Code of subject: OAA-AED-T  |  2 credit  |  General Medicine |  Basic module  |  spring

Prerequisites: OAA-MET-T completed , OAA-BML-T completed

Exam course: yes

Number of hours/semester

14 lectures + 14 practices + 0 seminars = total of 28 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 1

Topic

The subject describes the methodological basis of population level studies on the causative agents and risk factors of diseases. It analyses the criteria of the causality, and the aspects of design, performing and critical analysis of epidemiological studies. It studies the structure of a population, its temporal changes, and the interaction between demographical variables and health.
After Public Health 6 the students must take a public health final exam which includes the material of all the Public Health subjects (Public Health 1 - 6).

Lectures

  • 1. Definition, history, goal and concept of epidemiology. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 2. Criteria of a causal relationship. Causal models. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 3. Epidemiological studies: Descriptive epidemiology. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 4. Analytical epidemiological studies. I. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 5. Analytical epidemiological studies. II. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 6. Experimental epidemiological studies. - Dr. Kiss Zsuzsanna
  • 7. Clinical epidemiology. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 8. Bias, confounding. - Dr. Kiss Zsuzsanna
  • 9. Systematic review, meta-analysis. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 10. Molecular epidemiology. - Dr. Rákosy Zsuzsa
  • 11. Applied epidemiology. Basics of screening. - Dr. Horváth-Sarródi Andrea
  • 12. Goals and scope of demography. Population structure. - Dr. Horváth-Sarródi Andrea
  • 13. Changes in population structure and their determinants - Dr. Horváth-Sarródi Andrea
  • 14. Demographical characteristics of developed and developing countries. Demographic transition. - Dr. Horváth-Sarródi Andrea

Practices

  • 1. Problem solving in the epidemiology I.
  • 2. Problem solving in the epidemiology II.
  • 3. Epidemiological indicators and their application I.
  • 4. Epidemiological indicators and their application II.
  • 5. Epidemiological calculations: odds ratio, relative risk I.
  • 6. Epidemiological calculations: odds ratio, relative risk II.
  • 7. Epidemiological calculations: confounders, stratified analysis I. (SPSS I.)
  • 8. Epidemiological calculations: confounders, stratified analysis II. (SPSS I.)
  • 9. Epidemiological calculations: sample size, survival curves, logistic regression I. (SPSS II.)
  • 10. Epidemiological calculations: sample size, survival curves, logistic regression II. (SPSS II.)
  • 11. Analysis of an epidemiological study I. (SPSS III.)
  • 12. Analysis of an epidemiological study II. (SPSS III.)
  • 13. Standardization I.
  • 14. Standardization II.

Seminars

Reading material

Obligatory literature

Edit Paulik: Public Health and Preventive Medicine; Medicina Publishing House, Budapest 2013.
Bonita-Beaglehole-Kjellström: Basic Epidemiology, 2nd edition, WHO 2006 (selected chapters only): Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Logistic regression and Kaplan-Meier survival curves in Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Screening in Chapter 6 - (you can find a copy of the textbook on CooSpace downloaded from the official WHO website)
- In the exam the knowledge of every delivered lecture and practice can be asked (also those facts, which are not written on the slides but were mentioned at the lessons!!)

Literature developed by the Department

Educational material uploaded on CooSpace.

Notes

Recommended literature

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Participation in practicals is obligatory which is registered.
Absences should not exceed 2x45 min. Otherwise signature of grade book is denied.

Mid-term exams

Making up for missed classes

Students may attend the practical of another group on the same week. Pre-consultation with practical leader is needed.

Exam topics/questions

The precondition of the exam is to pass a test

- Rely on material from lectures and seminars
- Educational material uploaded on Neptun

Examiners

  • Dr. Kiss István Zoltán

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Bérczi Bálint Dániel
  • Bőszné Dr. Murányi Edit
  • Dr. Berényi Károly
  • Dr. Girán János
  • Márovics Gergely Péter