The first part of the course introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied to public health problems, clinical issues and areas of health services such as genetic counseling. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of populations. The course will focus also on principle of multivariate medical statistics, hypothesis testing, multivariate regression and ANOVA.
The second part will be dedicated to Epidemiological Study design. In particular:
Teaching will be organized through theoretical lessons, interactive computer lab and individual presentations.