Public Health, epidemiology and statistics
The main learning objectives are:
Acquire basics of Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Promotion and Administration of health.
Identify and characterize important problems in public health in Portugal
To recognize and prioritize the health needs of individuals, groups and communities.
Understand the dynamics of the disease and its natural history, data sources and main types of epidemiological study and measurement of data.
Set appropriate and relevant strategies that contribute to the control of major health problems.
To promote the skills to use the Epidemiology of expertise in clinical reasoning, health problem solving and research.
o Each of four students group shall, on a proposed theme, write a Research Protocol, define a population and its sample, build a questionnaire, will apply it to the defined population, build a database, will address the results applying the appropriate statistics methodology and present the results writing a scientific paper that will present orally.
Discipline of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics aims to give a vision of health in a population perspective, based on scientific evidence used by health professionals and institutions in order to provide answers to the concerns of society and its most vulnerable groups.
It is expected, as major educational purposes:
To understand the health problems in a community perspective.
To know the determinants that influence the health situation / disease, the needs of population health
To learn methodologies to characterize the health and disease phenomena in population and its quantification.
To study perspectives and intervention techniques in the community, in health promotion and prevention
To know the health system, the structure of the different services and the roles of Health professionals.
To understand human rights and the right to health, enshrined in the Constitution and in international treaties.
To know the scientific methodology and its application in public health.
To know how to communicate scientific research results in written and oral form.
Prof. Doutor João Filipe Raposo
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Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health. Aschengrau A. e Seage III GR, 2008 Jones and Barthett Publishers
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CDC. Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice. An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 3.Ed
Groves, RM et al. Survey Methodology. 2nd Ed 2009. Wiley
Theoretical classes - in the first two weeks of the semester (integrate an exhibition component, and an interactive component) and 3 classes during the semester to discuss Great Problems in Public Health. These will be provided in e-learning environment (asynchronous class with discussion fora)
Practical classes (part of an exhibition component and an interactive component, aimed at small groups) b-learning Bioestatistical classes in synchronous virtual classes, Public Health and Epidemiology - Face-to-face and virtual environment
Research work in the field community or review article (to be defined at the beginning of each term)
A - Work Research. Valued at 25 % of the final grade, 5 out of 20.
Reviews partial Protocol, Oral Presentation and Article.
B Biostatistical studies. Valued at 25% (5 out of 20)
C Epidemiology and Public Health test (1st and 2nd time) - multiple choice questions and / or problem solving. This test is valued at 50% (10 out of 20);
Note improvements and special time - oral exam with all matters of PH, Epid and Biostat.
Presence to practical classes, compulsory at least 2/3; record of attendance.
Written Submission and Oral article - a necessary condition to the frequency of discipline.
Eliminatory mark < 9,5/20 in A, B or C.
Erasmus students; Students with special status and students of years above 3rd - Oral test
PUBLIC HEALTH (PH) - OVERVIEW AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES; HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS
MULTIDISCIPLINARY, CROSS-CUTTING AND RESEARCH; HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, CITIZENSHIP, LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
POPULATION AND HEALTH: DYNAMIC POPULATION AGING
DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY, ECOLOGICAL STUDIES, HEALTH SYSTEMS
INDICATORS OF HEALTH AND INTRODUCTION TO PH RESEARCH
ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES
BIOSTATISTICS - DESCRIPTIVE; STATISTICAL INFERENCE
MIGRATION AND HEALTH
DIABETES MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEM
COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH
MIGRATION AND HEALTH
EPIDEMICS; COMUNICABLE DISEASES
HEALTH AND WORK
COMMUNICATE (ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND ARTICLES)
GENETIC AND PUBLIC HEALTH
QUALITY AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
HEALTH IN PORTUGAL
WHAT IS A RESEARCH PAPER?
WHAT IS A RESEARCH PROTOCOL
ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL FACTORS I AND II
ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
DATABASE CONSTRUCTION FOR RESEARCH WORK
SCREENINGS, SCREENING TESTS AND DIAGNOSTICS
EPIDEMICS, COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
NATIONAL HEALTH AND PRIORITY PROGRAMS
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