Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
Uncover how chronic disease can spread, and be controlled. Learn how race, structural, social, and cultural backgrounds can make people more prone to disease.Apply epidemiological principles to critically assess evidence from conflicting sources.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the epidemiology of common chronic diseases
- discuss the causes, life course approach and analyse the risk factors for common chronic diseases
- apply epidemiological principles and methods to the study of chronic diseases
- explain how different sources of bias and misclassification can affect the results of epidemiological studies
- critically appraise epidemiological evidence.
- Epidemiological study designs
- Multivariate statistical analysis
- Screening as a preventative and diagnostic tool
- Survival analysis and bias
- Cardiovascular disease risk factors
- Cancer risk factors
- Metabolic risk factors
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as Foundations of Epidemiology.
Explain the epidemiology of common chronic diseases; discuss the epidemiology of chronic diseases across different countries, races and life course; apply epidemiological principles and methods to the study of chronic diseases; understand how different sources of bias and confounders can affect the results of epidemiological studies; critically appraise epidemiological evidence.
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