Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

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EPH1222  - Epidemiology/Methodology/Policy Advocacy/Statistics 2

Period 2: from 30-10-2023 to 22-12-2023
Coordinator: Ambrosino, E.
ECTS credits: 2
Language of instruction: English

Publication dates timetable/results in the Student Portal

Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 13-10-2023

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 23-1-2024

Resit booking

Exam booking for a test in current academic year (resit)
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Course information

Description: EN:

Course EPH1222 includes the Specialized Competency Lines (SCLs) Research Methodology, Statistics, Epidemiology and Policy Advocacy as taught in period 2. This SCLs are interwoven with the main course EPH1022 ''Communicable and non-communicable diseases in the EU and WHO Euro". For a description of this main course we refer to EPH1022.

SCLs are longitudinal, cumulative learning lines, reflecting thematically focused bundles of (portions of) competencies to be achieved. The following five SCLs are interwoven throughout the programme: Research Methodology, Statistics, Epidemiology, Philosophy of Public Health and Policy Advocacy.

Students have been introduced to all SCLs in period 1 and will continue developing them in period 2. For a description of the SCL Philosophy of Public Health in periods 1 and 2, please consult course EPH1241.  

Goals: EN:


By the end of the course, students should be able to:

                     · Identify key health indicators and extract such indicators from scientific literature

                     · Identify key examples of public health policy and programmes in Europe: describe the Treaties of the EU and how public health is addressed in these treaties



By the end of the course, students should be able to:

                     · Summarize the empirical cycle, in particular phase 1 “Formulating a research problem”

                     · Assess scientific research and publications at a basic level under close supervision

                     · Describe the ways in which research forms the basis for public health activity

                     · Explains basic forms of qualitative and quantitative research

                     · Calculate measures of central tendency and variation

                     · Make graphical depictions of data  and tables summarizing data

                     · Perform some basic statistical tests



By the end of the course, students should be able (on a basic level) to:

                     · Demonstrate understanding of feedback from teachers and peers

                     · Produce limited feedback for peers under supervision



By the end of the course, students should be able to:

                     · Behave in a respectful, professional and reliable manner in tutor groups, practicals and group work (both on-campus and online), also in a culturally diverse context

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Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Presentation(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Assignment
  • Attendance
  • Oral Exam
  • Participaion
  • Presentation

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