•Definition, objectives and fields of action of epidemiology
•Natural history of diseases: infectious diseases; degenerative diseases.
•Risk factors: genetic, behavioural, environmental
•Epidemiological measures and data sources
•Types of epidemiological measures: description of the number of events; reports; proportions; rates;
•Incidence and prevalence.
•Relative Risk, Odds Ratio, Attributable Risk.
•The criteria of association, confounder and interaction.
•Subjective measures and health profiles. Indicators; data sources and their quality.
•Health information system.
•The role of the physician in the correct collection of epidemiological data.
•The international classification of diseases, traumas and death.
Elements of Demography
•Definition and purpose of demography.
•Censuses: composition of populations by gender and age; demographic movements; standardization of rates; mortality.
•Classification of studies: observational studies; experimental studies.
•Descriptive and analytical studies.
•The case-control studies.
•Definition of screening.
•Characteristics of a screening test.
•Sensitivity, specificity, predictive values and diagnostic anticipation time.
•Research of medical-scientific literature (PubMed-Google Scholar-Cochrane Library, etc.).
•Bibliographic management tools (Mendeley-Endnote).
•Scientific presentation methods (abstract/paper/poster/pitch)
•Preparation for writing a scientific work.
•Critical reading of a scientific work.
•Systematic review of scientific literature.
HYGIENE & PUBLIC HEALTH
•Hospital Acquired Infection