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-2024

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Tuesday 17:15 - 19:00, Hebdomadaire (Spring semester)

    Teaching

    Teachers
    • Weitkunat Rolf
    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
    20.02.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    27.02.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    05.03.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    12.03.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    19.03.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    26.03.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    09.04.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    16.04.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    23.04.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    30.04.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    07.05.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    14.05.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    21.05.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
    28.05.2024 17:15 - 19:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.101
  • Assessments methods

    Examen - SP-2024, Session d'été 2024

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Examen - SP-2024, Autumn Session 2024

    Date 28.08.2024 10:00 - 12:00
    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Examen - SA-2024, Session d'hiver 2025

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Examen - SP-2025, Session d'été 2025

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure
  • 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

    Psychology 90 [MA]
    Version: SA22_MA_PA_fr_de_bil_v01
    Tronc commun > Module de base

    Psychology 90 [MA]
    Version: SA21_MA_PA_fr_de_bil_v01
    Tronc commun > Module de base