51147 Epidemiology

Course Description

this course is designed to focuses the occurrence and of communicable/non communicable disease and its effect in health, coverage and utilization of health services and how status of health is effected and community diagnosis aspects. Topics includes Definition of demography, Various sources of demographic data, Fertility, mortality & migration measurements, The population change concept, Marriage & divorce measurements, Illustrations of the population trends, The implications of vital statistics to community health, Definition of epidemiology, Scope of epidemiology
Uses of epidemiology, Core functions of epidemiology, Disease distribution and determinant factors, Natural history of disease development, Levels of disease prevention, Main epidemiological study methods, Measures of Diseases frequencies, Disease occurrence patterns, Investigation and control of an epidemic diseases

Learning Objective

  • By the end of this note the students will have a good concept on:
  • 1. Definition of demography
  • 2. Various sources of demographic data
  • 3. Fertility, mortality and migration measurements
  • 4. The population change concept
  • 5. Marriage and divorce measurements
  • 6. Illustrations of the population trends
  • 7. The implications of vital statistics to community health
  • 8. Definition of epidemiology
  • 9. Scope of epidemiology
  • 10. Uses of epidemiology
  • 11. Core functions of epidemiology
  • 12. Disease distribution and determinant factors
  • 13. Natural history of disease development
  • 14. Levels of disease prevention
  • 15. Main epidemiological study methods
  • 16. Measures of Diseases frequencies
  • 17. Disease occurrence patterns
  • 18. Investigation and control of an epidemic diseases



Books for this Course

  • Dem. & Epidimiology notes, Alas Hassan Mohamed (2013)
  • Lecture notes, AMREF Epidimiology
  • Modern Infecious Diseases Epidimiology by Johan Giesecke

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite