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Preventive And Community Medicine 1 (Biostatistics and Epidemiology)

Biostatistics in the first semester covers a wide variety of numerical information relevant to public health which is useful as bases for the planning, monitoring, and evaluating of health services. It deals with the collection organization, analysis and interpretation of numerical data that are needed for decision making. Epidemiology in the second semester, on the other hand,studies how diseases is distributed among the population, including the factors that influence or determine its distribution, guided by the premise that illness and health are not randomly distributed in the population. Rather, every individual has certain characteristics that predispose him/her to or protect him/her against such diseases.

Credit: 128 hours

Unit Credit: 6 units

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