wfarm1202  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
2 credits
20.0 h
Henrard Séverine;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
  • Introduction to epidemiology: history of epidemiology, definition and components
  • Natural history of a disease, causality and causal reasoning
  • Epidemiological observation: data sources, types of variables
  • Frequency measures in epidemiology: indicators of morbidity, mortality and standardization
  • Types of studies in epidemiology
  • Measures of effect in epidemiology: association and impact measures
  • Bias in epidemiology, including diagnostic tests and introduction to multivariable models
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course will involve lectures illustrated with concrete examples from the scientific literature. It will be accompanied by exercises.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written exam
Livres disponibles à la Bibliothèque :
  • T. Ancelle. Statistique épidémiologie. 4me éd. Maloine 2017
  • T. Ancelle. Statistique et épidémiologie : 100 exercices corrigés – Etudiants et professionnels en sciences de la santé. Maloine 2016
Vidéos du Professeur Thierry Ancelle disponibles sur youtube (Méthodes en épidémiologie :
Teaching materials
  • Supports du cours (diapositives, vidéos, documents,...) disponibles sur Moodle.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Additionnal module in Pharmacy

Approfondissement en sciences pharmaceutiques - recherche

Minor in Biomedicine (openness)

Bachelor in Pharmacy

Bachelor in Biomedicine