Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Centre for International Health
Objectives and Content
This course provides an introduction to epidemiology
The course includes the following main themes:
- Measures of disease occurrence and associations between exposure and disease
- Epidemiologic study designs
- Evaluation and interpretation of results from epidemiological studies.
- Bias. Confounding
- Planning an epidemiologic study
- Infectious epidemiology
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The student is able to:
- describe basic epidemiological concepts and epidemiological study designs
- discuss how bias and confounding may influence research results
- discuss causality in epidemiological studies
The student is able to:
- plan an epidemiologic study, under supervision
- measure disease occurrence
- measure risk associations
- recognize how confounders are accounted for in analysis
- justify and explain choices of different epidemiological research designs
The student is able to critically evaluate and interpret results from epidemiological research presented in scientific and popular media
Required Previous Knowledge
Proficiency in English at a level corresponding to TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or IELTS band 6.0 is expected.
Access to the Course
Students enrolled in the master programme in Global Health, students enrolled in similar programmes at UiB or other partner universities.The course is a part of the more complex course INTH315, and it will be mostly administered for post graduate students in dentistry.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
Each day has a mixture of lectures and practical sessions, with group work or individual work on specific assignments and the use of the computer laboratory for practical examples. The lectures are interactive, and course participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss during all sessions. Scientific papers will be handed out for reading, group work and presentations/discussions in plenary together with the course facilitators/lecturers.
Total student investment time: 135 hours
15 hours pre-course preparation
40 hours interactive lectures
40 hours for individual and group assignments (26 hours supervised)
40 hours individual reading
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Active participation in group work.
Forms of Assessment
Students who receive the grade "F" are allowed to re-sit according to standard procedures at the University of Bergen.
ECTS credits A-F (F = fail)
The reading list will be made available by 1 June on Mitt UiB.
Students evaluate the teaching according to the quality assessment requirements of the University of Bergen. The evaluation method is anonymous and through an online electronic form or a paper form.
The program committee for Global Health
Professor Cecilie Svanes
Studieseksjonen ved Institutt for klinisk odontologi.
Førstekonsulent Else Fredriksen
Tel: 55 58 61 86
Type of assessment: Home examination
- Assignment handed out
- 08.12.2021, 12:00
- Submission deadline
- 15.12.2021, 12:00
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam