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Basic Biostatistics

Code 8954
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(30H)
Scientific area Health Sciences
Entry requirements N/A
Mode of delivery face-to-face
Work placements Not Applicable
Learning outcomes Acquire basic knowledge in the subject area of General Epidemiology and Health Community
Learn how to use epidemiology as a tool of great value in the characterization of the populations' health status and understand its importance in planning support na in the evaluation of those programms in plan. In the context of health organizations, learn how to use epidemiology to support the research and innovation and as a valuable tool in the establishment of new organizational concepts.
Syllabus 1. Definition of Epidemiology, its objectives and methods. Historical evolution.
2. Epidemiology and quality management in healthcare organizations.
3. A community health indicators, calculation and interpretation. Data sources.
4. Measuring health and disease - measures frequency
5. Natural History of a Disease, Prevention levels and their inter-elation.
6. Epidemiologic Studies, its characteristics, indications and limitations. Measures of association and impact.
8. Screening and diagnostic tests.
9. Characteristics of diagnostic tests.
10. Introduction to Epidemiology of infectious diseases.
11. Introduction to Environmental Epidemiology.
12 Systematic review and EBM
13. Fundamentals of statistics for the reading epidemiological studies.
Main Bibliography •Nunes, Manuel L. Epidemiologia (algo) básica – Edição UBI, 2019
. Beaglehole R, Bonita R, Kjellstrom T. Basic Epidemiology 2nd Edition. World Health Organization. Geneva, 2006.
• Kleinbaum DG, Sullivan KM, Barker ND. ActivEpi. Companion Textbook. 2002
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-07

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