Epidemiology for Psychologists I: Concepts and Methods

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain Psychology
    Code UE-L25.00405
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday 17:15 - 19:00, Hebdomadaire

    Teaching

    Teachers
    Description

    An introductory overview on the history and conceptual background of epidemiology, its basic concepts, terminology and taxonomy will be given. Topics are principal research approaches, data acquisition methods, essential study designs and specific methodological issues in observational (as compared to interventional/experimental) research. These include basic concepts of evidence and causality; measures of disease frequency, association, risk, and population impact; principles of point and precision estimates and of major analysis strategies; conditioning methods, including stratification, standardization, matching, control of and adjustment for confounders; explanatory, predictive and structural modeling of primary epidemiological data; analyses of ecological (aggregated) data; and meta-analytical methods.
    While not covering all methods and details, the course aims at providing students with a synopsis and basic understanding of the principles of descriptive, analytical, and clinical epidemiology. It strives at enabling participants to gauge epidemiological findings, both with respect to the adequacy of the underlying research and analysis methods as well as to their meaning and scope.
     

    Condition of access Evaluation obligatoire
    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    Yes
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    No
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography

    Basic Literature

    • Cumming G (2012). Understanding the new statistics.
    • Gerstman BB (2003). Epidemiology kept simple. Hoboken: Wiley.
    • Kleinbaum DG, Sullivan KM, Barker ND (2007). A pocket guide to epidemiology. New York: Springer.
    • Olsen J, Christensen K, Murray J, & Ekbom A (2010). An introduction to epidemiology for health professionals. New York: Springer.
    • Selvin S (2011). Statistical tools for epidemiologic research: New York: Oxford.
    • Weitkunat R & Moretti M (2005). Health and behavior. In J. Kerr et al. (eds.), ABC of behavior change. Edinburgh: Elsevier

    Advanced Literature
    Advanced literature related to specific topics will be announced during the course.
     

  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    22.02.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    01.03.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    08.03.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    15.03.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    22.03.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    29.03.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    12.04.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    19.04.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    26.04.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    03.05.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    10.05.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    17.05.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    31.05.2021 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
  • Assessments methods

    Examen - SP-2021, Session d'été 2021

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure
    Descriptions of Exams

    Examination: Written test December 12. 2016, room C-0.104

    Examen - SP-2021, Autumn Session 2021

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure
    Descriptions of Exams

    Examination: Written test December 12. 2016, room C-0.104

    Examen - SA-2021, Session d'hiver 2022

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure
    Descriptions of Exams

    Examination: Written test December 12. 2016, room C-0.104

    Examen - SP-2022, Session d'été 2022

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure
    Descriptions of Exams

    Examination: Written test December 12. 2016, room C-0.104

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Education / Psychology 90 [MA]
    Version: SA20_MA_VP_de_v01
    Wahlpflichtmodule > Basics in Psychology

    Psychology 30 [MA]
    Version: SA18_MA_P2_fr_de_bil_v01
    Basics Module