Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Introduction
Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Introduction

Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Introduction

by Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Epidemiology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study of how diseases are transmitted in a specific population, with the ultimate goal of utilizing the obtained data to plan and execute successful public health interventions. To understand the data generated by studies, epidemiology uses the science of biostatistics, which is the branch of statistics that focuses on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data derived from living organisms (human beings in this case).

In this course, the student will be introduced to the history of epidemiology and its terminology and will be given an overview of the different types of study designs.

For optimal understanding, the student is required to be familiar with the basics of arithmetic and algebra. Moreover, an open mind and patience are highly encouraged, as some concepts require a certain level of abstraction, whereas others may have to be rewatched to better grasp the topic.

Course Details

  • Videos 13
  • Duration 0:52 h
  • Quiz questions 35
  • Concept Pages 1


Your Educators of course Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Introduction

 Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Dr. Raywat Deonandan is a Global Health Epidemiologist and an Associate Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
He obtained his PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Western Ontario in 2001. He is also the founder and Executive Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences, and an award-winning author and journalist.
Dr. Deonandan embraces new media to engage in public education and co-hosts a science education podcast. In 2016, he received the OCUFA Teaching Award, the highest professorial teaching honour in Ontario.
Within Lecturio, he teaches courses on Epidemiology and Biostatistics."

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Very entertaining
By Mohammed S. on 06. January 2023 for Epidemiologic Terminology

It is very easy to understand and keep up with the concepts

Nice way of explanation
By Rajesh S. on 20. September 2022 for Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Introduction

This is really nice lectures and method of teaching by Dr. Raywat.

Best summary
By Enzo u. on 29. December 2021 for Critical Thinking and Evidence Based Medicine (EBM): Introduction

EBM best introduction I`ve had ever viewed. His English is clear for IMGs.

Great course -a must listen
By Elizabeth Y. on 02. November 2021 for Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Introduction

I like the way the material is presented and the professors overall lecture energy and outline.