Introduction to the course Epidemiology

July 8, 2015  click:

  Zhi-Jiang Zhang, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Wuhan University. He obtained Master degree in epidemiology from Harvard University in 2003, and PhD degree in epidemiology from University of Pittsburgh in 2007. He did post-doc research in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between 2007 and 2008. As first author, he has published 20 SCI-indexed papers in the filed of cancer prevention and diabetes prevention. The accumulating impact factors amount to more than 80. One single paper receives 115 citations. Now, he also serves as editor for International Journal of Epidemiology and Genetics, World Journal of Cardiovascular Disease, and serves as peer-reviewer for many journals including BMJ、Annals of Internal Medicine、Diabetes Care.



  Epidemiology is a basic course, which is required for all students in School of Public Health as well as students majoring in clinical medicine, stomatological medicine, medical laboratory science and nursing. Epidemiology is an inter-disciplinary course. Based on multiple subjects in medicine, it applies observation and questionnaire to investigate the frequency and distribution of disease and health-related conditions. By integrating with other bio-techniques, epidemiological research brings up and tests hypothesis. The course will be given in the form of lecturing, class discussion, and experiment. The course will be given in English language. The students will be graded from the final close-book examination, which is given in English. Students are required to use English to answer the questions.

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