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Teaching EpidemiologyA guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine$
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Jørn Olsen, Rodolfo Saracci, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199239481

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239481.001.0001

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Teaching a course in psychiatric epidemiology

Teaching a course in psychiatric epidemiology

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(p.311) Chapter 18 Teaching a course in psychiatric epidemiology
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Teaching Epidemiology
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Rebecca Fuhrer

Ezra Susser

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239481.003.018

This chapter serves as a guide for developing a course in psychiatric epidemiology; that is, epidemiological methods applied to the study of psychiatric disorders rather than the epidemiology of specific psychiatric disorders. Methodological issues particularly relevant for these pathologies are emphasized, leaving the delineation of the substantive content of different mental disorders to the instructor's interests and expertise. This course does not need to assume prior training in psychiatry or psychopathology, and can be oriented to students at different educational levels. It is expected that students enrolled in this type of course have an interest in public health, medicine or psychology.

Keywords:   psychiatric epidemiology, teaching a course, course outline, epidemiological studies, psychiatric disorders

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