Aim of a course is to help students to start working on research which will be conducted within the master thesis during the 2nd year of study. An outcome of the course is the defended research proposal of a master thesis.
This course belongs to the public health block of courses. The aim of the course is to put future public health professionals in touch with “western epidemiology” -- a study of distribution, trends, and preventive/risk factors for diseases and other health-related states, and ways to control them. The main emphasis of the course is on acquiring a methodology for studying all abovementioned things, in order to be able properly and independently search for, critically read and use the base of evidence in public health.
We expect that after completing a course, students will reach three learning outcomes: (1) intellectual - understand basic terms and concepts of epidemiology; (2) cognitive - critically assess study results in the area of public health; and (3) emotional - be guided in decision-making as public health professionals by available evidence.