Medical epidemiology, 1,5 hp

Course number19
Max participants25
Application deadline2022-08-30
Course leaderLiisa Byberg
DepartmentDepartment of Surgical Sciences
Visiting address
Post addressEpihubben, MTC-huset, 751 85 Uppsala
DatesWeek 43; 24-28 October 2022
Course length5 full days
Course reportCourse report 
Course plan 



The course Medical Epidemiology is given at an intermediate to advanced level. Having basic knowledge of epidemiological methods before taking this course will improve your learning outcomes and is encouraged.

We therefore recommend students to first take the course Introduction to Epidemiology or similar courses before attending this course. Alternatively that you have worked with epidemiology and acquired corresponding knowledge. State your previous experience of epidemiology in your application (under Reasons for applying to this course).

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, the student should know how to design, analyze and report an epidemiological study.


The course aims to give a broad methodological background on methods in epidemiology at an intermediate to advanced level.

Topics covered:
- design of epidemiological studies
- information bias
- selection bias
- confounding and selection of confounders
- interaction
- critical evaluation of results
- possibilities and caveats of epidemiology

We recommend that you have acquired basic knowledge in epidemiology before taking this course.


The course design will require active participation from the students. Discussions will be based on published articles.


The Examination task is performed and presented during the last day.

The course merits 1,5 hp.


Course literature:
Epidemiology, an introduction by Kenneth J Rothman

Teaching staff

Liisa Byberg, Olga Titova, Emerald Heiland, Stanley Teleka, Beatrice Kennedy

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Course leaders
Olga Titova
Emerald Heiland

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