Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Code

11760

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Department

Departamento de Ciências da Terra

Credits

8.0

Teacher in charge

Jorge Manuel Torgal Dias Garcia

Weekly hours

3

Teaching language

Português

Objectives

- Understanding the health issues from a community perspective.

- Knowing the determinants that influence health status / illness needs population health and care delivery.

- Learning methodologies to characterize the phenomena of health and disease in population and their quantification.

- Studying perspectives and techniques of community intervention, health promotion and prevention of disease.

- Know the health system, the structure of the different services and the roles of health professionals.

- Understanding human rights and the right to health, enshrined in the Constitution and international treaties.

- Understand the scientific method and its application in Public Health.

- Know how to communicate results of scientific research in oral and written form.

Subject matter

- PUBLIC HEALTH - GLOBAL VISION AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES

- DESCRITIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY, ECOLOGICAL STUDIES, INFORMATION SOURCES

- HEALTH INDICATORS

- HEALTH AND POPULATION

- BIOSTATISTICS

- PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS

- COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH

- DIABETES - PROBLEMA MAJOR DE SAÚDE PÚBLICA

- MIGRATIONS AND HEALTH

- GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY

Bibliography

-An Introduction to Medical Statistics, 3.ed, Oxford University press, Blund, M., 2000

http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/statistics-square-one#Anchor-11.1

- Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health. Aschengrau A. e Seage III G.R., 2008. Jones and Barthett Publishers

- Epidemiology. Gordis L. Barnes & Noble, 2008

Evaluation method

Examination to assess knowledge of all theoretical subjects for testing.

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