Introduction to research methodology 710

Module code HME 710
Qualification UPOnline
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

To learn to “think epidemiologically”. The principles of epidemiology including applied epidemiology. The use of EpiData software for questionnaire design and data collection. Rates ratios and proportions; Basic study designs used in epidemiology (include cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, ecological, RCTs. Also sub-groups such as MCC, Historical cohort, Nested C-C). Validity, repeatability, confounding, effect modification; Sources and types of bias; sampling methods, probabilistic and non-probabilistic; stratified and cluster sampling; designing questionnaires and questionnaire items; calculating odds ratios, relative proportions relative risks and incidence rate ratios and the correct interpretation of these. ID epi (host/agent/environment model, R0, attack rates, outbreak investigations). Clinical epidemiology (sensitivity specificity predictive values). Operational research basic principles only.

Module credits 10.00
Prerequisites PHM 710
Contact time Fully online
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department School of Health System and Public Health
Period of presentation UPOnline Short Intake 1 - 6

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