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EPH2222  - Epidemiology/Methodology/Policy Advocacy/Statistics 6

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

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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

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Course information

Description: EN:

Course EPH2222 includes the Specialized Competency Lines (SCLs) Statistics, Epidemiology and Policy Advocacy as taught in period 2 of year 2. This SCLs are interwoven with the main course EPH2022 ‘Lifestyle, Work and Health in the EU’. For a description of this main course we refer to EPH2022. SCLs are longitudinal, cumulative learning lines, reflecting thematically focused bundles of (portions of) competencies to be achieved.

For a description of the SCL Philosophy of Public Health, please consult course EPH2241. In the SCL Statistics in this second period, students will be introduced to simple and multiple linear regression. In the SCL Epidemiology, students will be introduced to the concept of 'population attributable risks', and the importance for disease prevention. In the SCL Policy Advocacy, students will be introduced into policy advocacy for healthy work environments. 

Goals: EN:
By the end of the course the student:- Verbally debates case studies of policy change and advocacy for health in the field of health promotion and occupational health. - Matches and applies simple and multiple linear regressions to research data. - Applies techniques to analyze and interpret population attributable risk, and understands the importance of this concept for disease prevention. 
Key words: EN:
Epidemiology, Statistics, Policy Advocacy, Population attributable risk, Simple and multiple regression analysis.
Literature: Rockhill B et al. “Use and misuse of population attributable fractions”. Am J Public Health 1998;38:15-19.
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Paper(s)
  • Skills
  • Training(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Assignment
  • Attendance
  • Final paper
  • Participaion
  • Written exam

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