Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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. Epidemiologists are skilled at designing and executing the type of study best suited to the research question at hand. 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).

This course requires the student to be familiar with the basics of arithmetic. 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.

Epidemiology and biostatistics are at the core of evidence-based medicine, allowing physicians, medical researchers, and healthcare professionals to draw almost definitive conclusions on the most effective and least damaging interventions available.

Both sciences could appear challenging to the medical student owing to the constant application of mathematical concepts. However, an introductory understanding of these fields is highly encouraged as they heavily impact various aspects of clinical practice, ranging from the design and implementation of clinical studies to the crafting of practice guidelines and assessment of the most likely diagnosis among differentials based on epidemiological data (e.g., men are more likely to suffer from heart disease and women are more likely to suffer from autoimmune illnesses).

Course Details

  • Videos 108
  • Duration 7:29 h
  • Quiz questions 253
  • Concept Pages 15


Your Educators of course Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 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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By Rajesh S. on 03. October 2022 for Pandemics

It was really informative and precise,i loved the lectures

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.

Clear & concise
By Stefan W. on 12. July 2022 for p-Value – Statistics Basics

To the point and bringing great clarity, well done Dr Deonandan

I like the course ????????
By Dr.Osman E. on 18. May 2022 for Types of Studies

I really like it ?? Dr.Raywat very professional make it easy and very understandable