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Epidemiology

  • Number of credits 10 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

The focus of this course is on the understanding of epidemiologic concepts and study designs, as well as basic epidemiologic measures and data analysis. The course starts with an overview of basic epidemiologic perspectives and concepts. Students will then learn of different types of study designs and their applications, as well as epidemiologic measures for disease occurrence and effect measures. Students will get introduced to basic epidemiologic data analysis methods, including categorical data analysis, linear and logistic regression, and identification of effect modification and control of confounding. Applications of epidemiologic methods to different topics and problems will be exemplified, and skills for critical appraisal and writing of epidemiologic reports will be practiced.

After completing the course, the student should be able to:
•    discuss key concepts and perspectives in epidemiology
•    discuss different methods for epidemiologic data collection
•    understand the design of epidemiologic studies to address different research questions
•    describe measuring and interpreting disease occurrence and effect measures
•    discuss different threats to valid and reliable epidemiologic data
•    utilize and interpret basic statistical methods for epidemiologic data analyses
•    describe applications of epidemiologic methods
•    appraise and communicate epidemiologic research results

Teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars, computer sessions and group exercises. Seminars, computer sessions and group exercises are compulsory. All teaching is in English.

 

Application and eligibility

Epidemiology, 10 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

English proficiency equivalent to English A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education. (IELTS (Academic) with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL (Paper based with minimum score 530 and minimum TWE 4). TOEFL (Internet based with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17)). Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-30402

Application

Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK23,333

Total fee

SEK23,333

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

English proficiency equivalent to English A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education. (IELTS (Academic) with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL (Paper based with minimum score 530 and minimum TWE 4). TOEFL (Internet based with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17)). Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-F3044

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK23,333

Total fee

SEK23,333

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Eva Selin

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health