Basic and clinical epidemiology

Free course for self paced study. Earn a certificate. e-learning packages prepared by the University of Nottingham in basic epidemiology. Topics include: What is epidemiology; Measuring disease; Ecologic studies; Cross sectional studies and measures of effects; Case-control studies; Cohort studies; Randomised controlled trials; Systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Free course from the University of Nottingham and Peoples-uni - Principles of Evidence Based Medicine. Topics include: What is meant by evidence based medicine and its scope and uses; Ask a focused question using a framework such as the PICO framework; Apply an appropriate critical appraisal framework to appraise published evidence in the medical literature.

Free course from the University of Nottingham and Peoples-uni - Principles of Screening. Topics include: Criteria that should be met before implementing a screening programme; Concept of false positives and false negatives; Sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value of a screening test; Lead time bias and length time bias; Benefits and disadvantages of screening programmes.

Free course from the University of Nottingham and Peoples-uni - Communicating risk. Topics include: Key epidemiological measures of risk and risk reduction; Communicating risks to patients and the population in an accurate and accessible manner.

Free course for self paced study. Earn a certificate. How to draw generalisable lessons from in-depth consideration of the clinical course of an individual patient; How familial, social and cultural and environmental factors may influence causation and progression (natural history) of disease; The importance of prevention; Improving the health of the population from consideration of individual patients.