Introduction à l'épidémiologie et à la démographie

wfsp2105  2022-2023  Bruxelles Woluwe

Introduction à l'épidémiologie et à la démographie
5.00 credits
45.0 h + 10.0 h
Christiaens Antoine (compensates Henrard Séverine); D'Hoore William; Henrard Séverine (coordinator); Masquelier Bruno; Speybroeck Niko (compensates Henrard Séverine);
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
  • Population aging and population projections
Teaching methods
The course will involve lectures illustrated with concrete examples from the scientific literature. It will be accompanied by exercises and the review of a scientific epidemiological paper in english.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation will consist of:
  • For the module on epidemiology: TPs (for 2/20) and a written exam (for 11/20)
  • For the module on demography: a written exam (for 7/20)
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
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Public Health