Postgraduate Course: Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (PUHR11055)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The burden of chronic diseases is growing in all parts of the world. This module will be relevant to Master students that want to understand the global burden of chronic diseases, learn about the worldwide patterns and trends, and be able to explain the role of risk factors and conduct risk predictions. Epidemiological methods beyond the ones taught at introductory level will also be discussed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Experience equivalent to attendance at Introduction to Epidemiology(PUHR11032)
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Students will be able to:
1) Discuss the global patterns of major chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, and chronic respiratory diseases.
2) Critically compare (a) the major risk factors for the above diseases, and (b) the burden of disease attributable to these risk factors in high versus low and middle income countries across the world.
3) Discuss advanced study designs and epidemiological methods including the concept of risk prediction and how risk scores can be developed and validated
4) Evaluate the contribution of inequalities to chronic diseases
5) Discuss the roles of molecular and genetic epidemiology in understanding chronic disease aetiology
6) To critically evaluate the literature and apply this knowledge to key topics in chronic disease epidemiology
|Course organiser||Dr Evropi Theodoratou
Tel: (0131 6)50 3210
|Course secretary||Mr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227