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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
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TERKAN13 Epidemiologic Research Methods 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Terveystieteiden tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student will
- be familiar with the principles of selecting an appropriate study design to assess occurrence and etiology of public health problems
- be cognizant of the concepts underlying use of cohort, case-control and clinical trial designs
- understand the strengths and limitations of major epidemiologic study designs
- be able to identify sources of bias in epidemiologic studies and be familiar with methods to minimize such biases.
- be able to critically review existing epidemiologic literature and interpret the results of a particular study after considering potential sources of errors, including bias and confounding.
- be able to consider the limitations of a particular study in the context of other research in the field
- be able to write a structured research plan

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Anssi Auvinen, Teacher responsible


16-Jan-2018 – 23-Feb-2018
Tue 16-Jan-2018 at 9-11, F217
Thu 18-Jan-2018 at 9-11, F217
Tue 23-Jan-2018 at 8.30-11.30, F217, Note! Exceptional time, lecture starts at 8.30 sharp.
Tue 30-Jan-2018 at 8.30-11.30, F217, Note! Exceptional time, lecture starts at 8.30 sharp
Fri 2-Feb-2018 at 9-11, F217, Note! Change of time!
Tue 6-Feb-2018 at 9-11, F217
Fri 9-Feb-2018 at 12-14, F217
Tue 13-Feb-2018 at 9-11, F217
Wed 14-Feb-2018 at 9-11, F217
Thu 15-Feb-2018 at 9-11, F217
Practical group I (Finnish)
Wed 31-Jan-2018 at 14-16, F215
Fri 2-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F215
Wed 7-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F215
Fri 9-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F215
Wed 14-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F215
Fri 16-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F215
Wed 21-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F215
Fri 23-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F215
Practical group II (Finnish)
Wed 31-Jan-2018 at 14-16, F216
Fri 2-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F216
Wed 7-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F216
Fri 9-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F216
Wed 14-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F216
Fri 16-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F216
Wed 21-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F216
Fri 23-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F216
Practical group III (English)
Wed 31-Jan-2018 at 14-16, F218
Fri 2-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F218
Wed 7-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F218
Fri 9-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F218
Wed 14-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F218
Fri 16-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F218
Wed 21-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F218
Fri 23-Feb-2018 at 14-16, F218

Further information

Participation in lectures and practicals, and submitting a research plan for a proposed epidemiologic study.

This course is available every other year.