ISLAMIC MEDICAL EDUCATION RESOURCES-04

0703-Teaching Postgraduate Epidemiology with an Islamic Epistemological Introduction

## Module 1: Epistemological Introduction

1.1  Nature of Knowledge

1.2  Crisis of Knowledge

1.3  Methodology of knowledge

1.4  Building a scientific culture

1.5  Problems of bias and objectivity

## Module 2: Discipline Introduction

2.1 General Epidemiology

2.2 Clinical Epidemiology

2.3 Public and Community Health

2.4 Biostatistics

2.5 Computing

Module 3: Mathematical Foundations

3.1 Probability

3.2 Variables

3.3 The Normal Curve and Estimation

3.4 Hypotheses

3.5 Samples

Module 4: Descriptive Statistics

4.1 Data Storage, Retrieval, and Management

4.2 Data Summary & Presentation as Diagrams: Tables and Graphics

4.3 Discrete Data Summary: Rates, Hazards, Ratios, and Proportions

4.4 Continuous Data Summary 1: Measures Of Central Tendency

4.5 Continuous Data Summary 2: Measures Of Variation/Dispersion

Module 5: Inferential Statistics

5.1 Discrete Data Analysis

5.2 Continuous Data Analysis

5.3 Correlation Analysis

5.4 Regression Analysis

5.5 Time Series and Survival Analysis

Module 6: Study Design and Analysis

6.1 Field Epidemiology

6.2 Cross-Sectional Design

6.3 Case-Control Design

6.4 Follow-Up Design

6.5 Randomized Design

Module 7: Interpretation

7.1 Measures of Association and Effect

7.2 Sources and Treatment of Bias

7.3 Health Status Information

7.4 Health Services Information

7.5 Reading and Writing Scientific Literature

Module 8: Meta analysis and systematic review

## 8.1 Introduction to systematic review

8.2 Selection and appraisal of articles

8.3 Meta analytic methods for Discrete data

8.4 Meta analytic methods for continuous data

8.5 Critical appraisal of meta analysis: strengths and weaknesses

## Module 9: Exposure Epidemiology

9.1 Environment Exposures

9.2 Occupation Exposures

9.3 Nutritional Exposures

9.5 Other Exposures: Genetics, Molecular, and Drug Exposures

Module 10: Disease Epidemiology

10.1 Disease: Description, diagnosis, and prognosis

10.2 Disease: Determinants

10.3 Disease: Control and Prevention

## 10.4 Disease Surveillance

10.5 Disease Screening

Module 11: Communicable Diseases

11.1 Concepts

11.2 Communicable Diseases by Viruses

11.3 Communicable Diseases by Prokaryotes

11.4 Communicable Diseases by Eukaryotes

11.5 Emerging Communicable Diseases

Module 12: Non-Communicable Diseases

12.1 Epidemiological Characterization

12.2 Risk Factors

12.3 Cancer

12.4 Diseases by Organ System

12.5 Diseases by Age Group

 ŠProfessor Omar Hasan Kasule, Sr. March 2007