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CB5_That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.
CB2_That students know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional way and have the skills that need to be demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study
CB3_That students have the ability to gather or interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study), to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues
CG6_Basing nursing interventions on scientific evidence and available media
CG14_Establish evaluation mechanisms, considering the scientific-technical and quality aspects
CT 1 Develop the ability to assess inequalities based on sex and gender, to design solutions
The subject of Demography, Epidemiology and Biostatistics is included in the basic training of the Degree in Nursing. It is taught in the first semester of the second year. This course will allow students to acquire the fundamental concepts and methods of Demography and Epidemiology, as well as know their usefulness and application in the field of health. The student will become familiar with the main designs of epidemiological studies that will allow the professional a critical reading of the scientific evidence and be able to design and carry out quality scientific research. Finally, they will learn the principles of statistics, at a basic level, which will allow them to read and interpret articles critically, as well as prepare scientific papers and conduct research in accordance with international standards. In this way, the subject will be structured in three thematic blocks: Demography, Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
LO 2. Know different types of computer programs.
LO 23. Use the most common statistical techniques applied to population studies.
LO 24. Samples and populations. Sampling techniques.
LO 25. Define the basic demographic concepts: mortality, birth rate, migration, aging.
LO 26. Describe sources of demographic data.
LO 27. Calculate and interpret the usual demographic indicators.
LO 28. Recognize and interpret statistical language appropriately.
LO 29. Identify the characteristics of a community.
LO 30. Know the most common statistical techniques applied to population studies.
LO 31. Know the measures of frequency of health problems and identify the designs of epidemiological studies.
LO 37. Understand the concept and evolution of public health.
Regarding the training activities and the methodology used in them, the following table summarizes them including the credits assigned to each of the activities and competencies that are worked on. The aim of this combination of activities is for the student to play an active role in their educational cycle (carrying out the exercises and assignments, participating in classes and seminars, ...) and to interact with the rest of their classmates (in the problem solving, doubts, ...). This methodology aims to encourage critical thinking and the ability to work in a team.
|AF1. Master class|
|AF7. Individual exercises|
|AF9. Personal study|
The characteristics of the different activities are described below:
Plenary sessions (lectures)
They present and describe in a structured and systematic way the fundamental concepts and contents of the program. They are developed with all students and last 1 hour and 45 minutes (includes 1 hour and 35 minutes of presentation and 5-10 minutes of recapitulation and resolution of doubts / questions of students). The program is designed sequentially, to which the concepts and skills acquired in one lesson pass on to the following.
Their purpose is the discussion and in-depth analysis of different methodological aspects of the syllabus through the presentation, discussion and interpretation of practical cases. They take place in small groups and last approximately 1 hour. They will be started once the master class block has been completed.
Work in group
They aim for students to create a database after the explanation in a master class.
Virtual Campus (Moodle)
Students will have at their disposal on the virtual campus (Moodle) all the informative documentation of the subject (program and bibliography) and different teaching support materials: PDF of the presentations used by the teacher in the master classes, scripts of seminars, some of the complementary readings and web links.
Students will be able to receive personalized attention and discuss with the teacher during the consultation hours previously announced or with prior agreement.
|AF1. Master class||1,3||32,5|
|AF9. Personal study||3,4||85|
Continuous assessment (60% of the final grade of the subject)
Compulsory final exam (40% of the final grade of the subject if a score higher than or equal to 4,5 is obtained).
If you get a score below 4 on the final exam or if you get a score below 5 on the overall assessment you will have to go to the resit exam. In this case, the resit exam will continue to weigh 40% of the final grade (the remaining 60% will continue to be that of the continuous assessment).
The test that can be recovered in the case of failing the course is the final exam (not the continuous assessment).
SE2. Individual works
SE5. Work in group
SE7. Partial tests
NOTE: According to UPF regulations, students who have the option of retrieving the subject are those who have obtained a "suspended" grade, which are the only ones that can be modified in the recovery process.
The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities will mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason.