This History of Epidemiologic Ideas course is offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam. For each topic, we review and discuss the historical contexts and some landmark studies that led to specific innovations in terms of performance of group comparisons, population thinking and framing of hypotheses. We finally discuss the historical conditions for the emergence of epidemiology as a scientific discipline, the phases it went through and its potential, future developments.
To understand how epidemiologic methods have evolved across times and why they will continue to evolve.
Prof. Alfredo Morabia, MD PhD
Having an interest in epidemiologic methods and/or in history. Traditionally, students in a doctoral epidemiology program benefit the most from the course.
Understanding of epidemiologic methods helps, but the course does not cover statistics.
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