Integrated course, 5.00 ECTS


Course content

History and basis terms of epidemiology, prevalence and incidence, standardization of rates, design and evaluation of epidemiological studies, confounding, bias, meta analyses, causality in epidemiology

Learning outcomes

The students receive a well-founded overview of health topics of the entire population with regard to prevention, health promotion and acute care. They are familiar with the most important regulatory requirements of quality management, which also enable them to work in specialised pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. They can work in data management within the framework of clinical studies.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Leon Gordis: Epidemiologie, Verlag im Kilian, Marburg 2001, ISBN 3-932091-63-9, Straus et al: evidence based medicine; Kotter: Leading Change; Bonita et al: Einführung in die Epidemiologie, Rothman et al: Modern Epidemiology, Weiß: Basiswissen medizinische Statistik, Kreienbock et al: Epidemiologische Methoden,
Journals: BMJ, Cochrane Library, WHO Report,

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Biostatistics, anatomy basics, pathology basics

Assessment methods and criteria

Lecture: Exam; Tutorial: Continuous Assessment