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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
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
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

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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.