MFEP-401 – Epidemiology

Course lecturer :

Dr Maha Naga

Course assistant :

Course objectives :

After completion of the course the student will be able to: • Identify and Describe epidemiological methods • Differentiate communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases • Describe the processes, uses, and evaluation of public health surveillance. • Describe the steps of an outbreak investigation

Course description :

General epidemiology and epidemiological methods, environmental health, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, nutrition, health care system, occupational health, behavioral medicine and health education, genetic and public health, vital statistics and demography

Course assessment :

– Interactive learning and assignment ——10

– Mid-Term ——————- 15

– Final exam (Written) ———– 75

– Total ——————- 100

Recommended text books :

Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition. CDC, October 2006 -Updated May 2012

Recommended refrences :

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

– World Health Organization: WHO