Methods in social epideiology

Numbering Code Year/Term 2021 ・ Intensive, First semester
Number of Credits 1 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Professional degree students Target Student
Language Japanese and English Day/Period Intensive
Instructor name KONDO NAOKI (Graduate School of Medicine Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course In this course, you will learn the methods in social epidemiology in clinical practice.
Course Goals ・ Learn how to evaluate patients' socioeconomic problems.
・ Learn the key topics of social epidemiology research, which is mainly conducted in clinical practice, and how to conduct them.
・ Learn the basics of causal inference using multilevel analysis, counterfactual models, Directed Acyclic Graphs, etc., which are widely used in social epidemiology.
Schedule and Contents The following dates are subject to change.

1. 6/15 topics of social epidemiology research in clinical settings
2. 6/22 Descriptive epidemiology: Distribution of health inequalities and how to evaluate the data (Yuri Ito, Osaka Medical College)
3. 6/29 Observational study: Inferring the relationship between individual social factors and health
4. 7/6 Experimental and quasi-experimental research: Verifying the effects of interventions
5. 7/13 Causal inference in social epidemiology
6. 7.20 secondary data analysis of medical insurance payment receipt data (Koryu Sato)
7. 7/27 Research on social prescribing (Daisuke Nishioka)
8. 8/3 Making a research plan of social epidemiology
Evaluation Methods and Policy Attendance 40% Report 60%
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) You will make a research plan in this course. If you wish to actually proceed with the research plan you are creating, please consult with the course instructor (Kondo) for advice and support for building a research team.