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

Course director

Dr. Tímea VARJAS (vtimi_68@yahoo.com), assistant professor

Department of Public Health Medicine

Subject data

Code of subject: OXEBEE-z-T  |  1 credit  |  Dentistry |  Elective module  |  both semesters

Prerequisites: -

Number of hours/semester

12 lectures + 0 practices + 0 seminars = total of 12 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 1 – max. 20 person

Available as Campus course for 20 student(s). Campus-faculties: GYTK TTK


During the semester students are acquainted with the basics of epidemiology and epidemiological studies frequently used in scientific literature. With this knowledge one can easily elucidate and interpret scientific publications.
This course was established especially for pharmacist and dentist students.


  • 1. The concept of epidemiology - Dr. Szabó István
  • 2. The historical context - Dr. Szabó István
  • 3. Epidemiology and public helath - Dr. Szabó István
  • 4. Achievments in epidemiology - Dr. Szabó István
  • 5. Measuring health and disease - Dr. Szabó István
  • 6. Epidemiological studies - Dr. Szabó István
  • 7. Epidemiological studies - Dr. Szabó István
  • 8. Epidemiological studies - Dr. Szabó István
  • 9. Potential errors in epidemiological studies - Dr. Szabó István
  • 10. The concept of Evidence Based Medicine - Dr. Szabó István
  • 11. Basic epidemiological calculations - Dr. Szabó István
  • 12. Analyzis of selected scientific publications - Dr. Szabó István



Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department

PPT-presentations (Neptun)


Recommended literature

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Absences should not exceed 15% of lectures and practicals (2x45 min). Otherwise signature of grade book is denied.

Mid-term exams

Examination: written test

Making up for missed classes

Based on individual consideration

Exam topics/questions



Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Szabó István