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DPIPEF05 Epidemiology Journal Club 2 ECTS
Organised by
International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology
Person in charge
Pekka Nuorti
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X X X X

Learning outcomes

After the course the student will
- Have better skills for evaluating critically epidemiological articles
- Will have better tools for scientific discussion


A journal club is a group of individuals who meet regularly to evaluate critically recent articles in scientific literature. Sir William Osler established the first formal journal club at McGill University in 1875, and the tradition has persisted over the years in universities and medical centers around the world.

The purpose of this course is to provide grounds to discuss publications relevant to epidemiology, which would enable participants to keep up with current literature, and enhance their critical appraisal skills in this rapidly evolving science. Participants will practice presentation of research articles in English with guidance of a faculty mentor, who will assist in selecting articles for upcoming meetings, and will lead the discussion of selected article(s). An open debate during and after each presentation will take place, which will enrich participants’ learning experience as well as improve their critical and communication skills. The course will also provide participants with broad overview of the application of epidemiologic methods in different fields of epidemiologic research, based on practical examples from published literature.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In English



Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
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