Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
200001162010EPIDEMIOLOGYCompulsory112
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is evaluating health issues objectively and gaining scientific insight into social health problems
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç Dr. Zeliha Öcek
Learning Outcomes
1to explore the importance of epidemiology
2to calculate and interpret the indices of health and risk
3to assess the causality of the relationships
4to distinguish the different levels of prevention
5to describe the basic characteristics and problem sources of epidemiological studies
6To list the ethical rules of scientific research
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
This is an introductory course in epidemiology and research methods in health sciences, designed for the first year students of dental faculty. Basic research methods are instructed using examples mainly on the field of community dentistry.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Epidemiology
2Concepts of “Health” and “Disaese”, and Prevention
3Health Indices
4Multiple Causation in Epidemiology
5Classification of Epidemiological Research Methods
6Descriptive Epidemiology
7Cross-sectional Studies
8Cohort Studies
9Case- Control Studies
10Experimental Studies
11Risk Indices
12Critical Review
13Ethics in Scientific Research
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Aksakoğlu G (2006). Sağlıkta Araştırma ve Çözümleme. İkinci Yazım, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Rektörlük Basımevi, İzmir 2) Katz D. L. (1997). Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine Review. Saunders Company, USA. 3) Bonita R., Beaglehole R., Kjellström T (2006). Basic Epidemiology. Second Edition., World Health Organization.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures13113
Criticising Paper248
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)41
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