Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year 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
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Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
ラフマン モハメド モシウル,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) Tues13-14:HSC Rm 205
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Seminar and Discussion 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of 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, diseases 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
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This course is intended for master’s course students 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 epidemiological 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 and techniques of epidemiology, basic statistics, and situation analysis to public health problems.
2. Illustrate the association with the concentrations in exposure, epidemiology, and risk factors in the environmental health.
3. Describe the different modes of violence and injuries in a population and address the preventive strategies.      
4. State the epidemiologic approaches to social and behavioral determinants of infectious disease emergence, transmission, pathogenesis and prevention.
5. Focus on diseases and conditions, as well as preventive methods, specific to chronic diseases in Japan. 
Class Schedule lesson1
Principles of Epidemiology
Epidemiology & Prevention of Communicable Diseases
Epidemiological Methods & Basic Biostatistics
Epidemiology & Prevention of Waterborne Diseases
Tropical diseases Epidemiology & Prevention
Epidemiology & Prevention of Foodborne Diseases
Epidemiology & Prevention of HIV/AIDS
Prevention of Violence & Injuries
Epidemiology & Prevention of Zoonotic Diseases
Sexual and Reproductive Health Epidemiology and Rights
Epidemiologic Basics for Tuberculosis Control
Prevention of Nutritional disorder
Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases in Japan
Prevention & Control of Environmental Health Hazards

A test will be held during the last lesson. 
1) Celentano D.D. & Szklo M. (2019). Gordis Epidemiology.
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.  
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(More Details) PC, Powerpoint presentation, etc. 
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Preparation and
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 Attitude, class attendance, test performance, and classroom participation. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Instructors have experience in epidemiological studies and disease management. 
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 Course details will be announced during the 1st session. 
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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