Miss. Priyanka Priyadarshini Swain


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Course Name : Epidemiology

Code(Credit) : BSCM3508(2-0-0)

Course Objectives

• Understand the basic epidemiological methods and study designs.
• Understand and discuss population based perspective to examine disease and health – related events.
• Discuss the ethical issues in epidemiological research.
• Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of health issues.
Describe a public health problem in terms of person, place, and time.
• Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports
• Apply concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, analysis and interpretation, and the evidence-based reasoning and informatics approaches that are essential to public health practice

Learning Outcomes

• Distinguish between definitions of epidemiology and clinical epidemiology and public health research.
• Apply the terminology of the Epidemiologic Triad to an infectious disease.
• Describe the important historic events in the field of epidemiology.

Course Syllabus

Module-I (8 Hrs)

Introduction to Principles of Epidemiology: History, Definition, and scope of epidemiology, Achievements in epidemiology, Terms &Terminologies used in epidemiology. Measuring Health and Disease: Definitions of health and disease, Measures of disease frequency Use of available information, Comparing disease occurrence

Module-II (6 Hrs)

Concept of Epidemiological Study: Basic concepts of epidemiology Descriptive / Analytical, Applied/Experimental, Field Epidemiology. Concept of Prevention and Control of Diseases: Causation in epidemiology: The concept of cause, Establishing the cause of a disease Epidemiological markers, Phenotypic and genetic markers including molecular epidemiology.Disease surveillance: Clinical, Laboratory

Module-III (6 Hrs)

Communicable disease epidemiology, Clinical epidemiology, Environmental & occupational epidemiology, Nutritional epidemiology, Reproductive epidemiology, Social epidemiology, Food epidemiology. Epidemiology, Health services and health Policy: Health care planning, Monitoring & evaluation, The planning cycle, Epidemiology, public policy and health policy, Healthy public policy in practice

Session Plan

Session 1

Topic -

Introduction and Principles of Epidemiology
Refer Book- Basic Epidemiology (Chapter 1) page no. 01
Video- https://youtu.be/sB4EBtPPDdw
Presentation - https://www.slideshare.net/AbdiwaliAbdullahiAbd/01-introduction-116250951

Session 2

Topic - History, Definition, and scope of epidemiology
Refer Book - Basic Epidemiology Page No. 1-3
Video - https://youtu.be/9iMK1431dJU
Presentation - https://www.slideshare.net/todd.damrow/friis-chapter-1-slides

Session 3

Topic - Achievements in epidemiology
Refer Book - Basic Epidemiology Page No.06
Video - https://youtu.be/WlenIuaIWvg
Presentation - https://www.slideshare.net/haqinaam/epidemiology-lecture-1-introduction

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Topic - Measures of disease frequency Use of available information
Video - https://youtu.be/jXcUaLPivVU
Presentation - https://www.slideshare.net/shahzadahmaddaula/health-wellness-and-disease

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Topic - Applied/Experimental Study
Refer Book - Basic Epidemiology (Chapter 3) page no.49
Video - https://youtu.be/cPTT_f27STs

Session 10

Topic - Basic concepts of epidemiology Descriptive/ Analytical
Refer Book - Basic Epidemiology( Chapter 4 ) page no. 71
Video- https://youtu.be/1TbgGuMqC64

Session 11

Topic - Field Epidemiology
Video - https://youtu.be/Jd3gFT0-C4s

Session 12

Topic - Concept of Prevention and Control of Diseases
Refer Book - Basic Epidemiology (Chapter 7) page no.126
Video - https://youtu.be/yzIOVKCgz_Y
Presentation - https://www.slideshare.net/Venkitachalam/concepts-of-prevention-and-control-45019958

Session 13

Session 14

Topic - Establishing the cause of a disease
Refer Book -Basic Epidemiology (Chapter 5) Page no. 89
Video - https://youtu.be/2JWku3Kjpq0

Session 15

Topic - Clinical epidemiology
Refer Book -Epidemiology Page no. 133-141
Video - https://youtu.be/mbGc8dGl6-8

Session 16

Topic - Disease surveillance: Clinical, Laboratory
Video - https://youtu.be/kATQimRXcs4

Session 17

Topic - Epidemiological markers
Video - https://youtu.be/CUI7Ncgq92o

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