wfsp2105  2021-2022  Bruxelles Woluwe

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5 credits
45.0 h + 10.0 h
Content for the epidemiology module :
  • Introduction to epidemiology: history of epidemiology, definition and components
  • Natural history of a disease, causality and causal reasoning
  • Epidemiological observation: data sources, types of variables
  • Frequency measures in epidemiology: indicators of morbidity, mortality and standardization
  • Types of studies in epidemiology
  • Measures of effect in epidemiology: association measures and impact measures
  • Bias in epidemiology, including diagnostic tests and introduction to multivariable models
Content for the demography module:
  • The age and sex composition of the population and the components of population dynamics,
  • Sources of demographic data
  • Demographic and epidemiological transitions
  • Tools for mortality analysis
Teaching methods
The course will involve lectures illustrated with concrete examples from the scientific literature. It will be accompanied by exercises.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation will consist of:
  • For the module on epidemiology: a group work (5 points out of 20) and a written exam (for 8 points out of 20)
  • For the module on demography: a written exam (for 7 points out of 20)
Livres disponibles à la Bibliothèque  / Books available at the Library:
  • T. Ancelle. Statistique épidémiologie. 4me éd. Maloine 2017
  • T. Ancelle. Statistique et épidémiologie : 100 exercices corrigés – Etudiants et professionnels en sciences de la santé. Maloine 2016
Teaching materials
  • Supports repris sur Moodle (slides, documents, vidéos)
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Public Health