This course introduces the principles and scope of global health and health-related strategies important for an understanding of health and disease in a global context. T
Fundamentals of Global Health
Fundamentals of Global Health aims to introduce the principles and scope of global health and health-related development strategies. It addresses health-related development strategies, such as the Millennium Development Goals, considering social determinants of health and health equity. Focusing on the principles of global health, participants will learn about the concepts on measurement of health, demographic trends, burden of disease, and epidemiological transition.
Further topics addressed include global health governance, key institutions and their agendas, roles and responsibilities and international partnerships for research and development....
Prognosis is a key concept in patient care. However, although prognostic research is becoming increasingly important in clinical medicine, the actual methodology behind i
Prognosis is a key concept in patient care. However, although prognostic research is becoming increasingly important in clinical medicine, the actual methodology behind it is relatively underdeveloped.
The purpose of this course is to redress this imbalance. We will, therefore, discuss the principles and methods of non-experimental prognostic research, together with the practice of prognostic research in a clinical setting. The emphasis will be on learning about the design and statistical analysis of prognostic studies, the construction and estimation of prediction rules, the various approaches to validation, and the generalization of research results. You will also learn how to address the challenges of dealing with small data sets....