Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences (Master’s Course)
Lecture Code TB070501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
Subject Name
(Katakana)
エピデミオロジーアンドヘルス
Subject Name in
English
Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
Instructor RAHMAN MD MOSHIUR,MATSUYAMA RYOTA,MORIYAMA MICHIKO,SHINPUKU YOKO
Instructor
(Katakana)
ラフマン モハメド モシウル,マツヤマ リョウタ,モリヤマ ミチコ,シンプク ヨウコ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Tues13:HSC Rm 205, (1st) Tues14
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture
Seminar 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences
Eligible Students Master’s course students
Keywords Epidemiology, prevention, control and diseases 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course is intended for master’s course students. It is to inform the application or practice of epidemiology and prevention of diseases to address the public health issues.
The overall objectives of the course for students are to:
1. Explain the essential information of epidemiology and describe the importance of epidemiologic studies.
2. Introduce basic concepts and issues of epidemiologic methods as well as disease control procedures.
3. Determine the etiologies of and effective preventive measures for communicable and chronic diseases.
4. Expand understanding of disease determinants and disease prevention in local and international settings.
5. Continue the practice of health related English communication skill.
Specific course objectives:
After the successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Define the components of the epidemiologic triad an 
Class Schedule lesson1
Principles of Epidemiology
lesson2
Epidemiology & Prevention of Communicable Diseases
lesson3
Basic Biostatistics
lesson4
Epidemiology & Prevention of Waterborne Diseases
lesson5
Tropical diseases Epidemiology & Prevention
lesson6
Epidemiology & Prevention of Foodborne Diseases
lesson7
Epidemiology & Prevention of HIV/AIDS
lesson8
Prevention of Violence & Injuries
lesson9
Epidemiology & Prevention of Zoonotic Diseases
lesson10
Sexual and Reproductive Health Epidemiology and Rights
lesson11
Epidemiologic Basics for Tuberculosis Control
lesson12
Prevention of Nutritional disorder
lesson13
Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases in Japan
lesson14
Prevention & Control of Environmental Health Hazards
lesson15
Summary 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
1) Szklo M. & Nieto J. (2012). Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics.
2) Dawson B. & Trapp R. G. (2004). Basic & Clinical Biostatistics (LANGE Basic Science).
3) Hurster M. M. (1997). Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease Basics: A Primer.
4) Detels R., Beaglehole R., Lansang M. A. & Gulliford M. (2011). Oxford Textbook of Public Health.
5) Friis R. H. (2012). Essentials of Environmental Health (Essential Public Health).
6) Relevant journals and articles.
7) Session handouts are available during class time.  
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
PC, Powerpoint presentation, etc. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Students are requested to go through the textbook, visit the relevant website, journals and articles. They are also desired to have the basic concept on the selected topic for interactive discussion. 
Requirements Basic English ability is accepted. (No standard test scores are requested.) 
Grading Method Class attendance, test performance, and classroom participation. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Epidemiology provides the basics for understanding and explaining the disease occurrence and distribution. So, students are required to understand the potential significance and impact of epidemiological study in public health problems. 
Other Students will conduct a short study/assignment in analytical epidemiology during spring semester 2016 (Topic will be fixed after discussion with students). 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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