Epidemiology and Health Services Management – syllabus
(IPBH-3000 / 3 credits)
Epidemiology is the discipline that studies the distribution, patterns, and social determinants of health-related events in a defined population. Epidemiology research tools contribute to the study, design, collection, and analysis of data and evaluates possible solutions that can be achieved through organized medical attention, encompassing preventive medicine and the rationality of curative and rehabilitation procedures.
The field of epidemiology encompasses technical procedures, study design, and elaboration of health policies. Epidemiology also includes health management, including the economic costs of different courses of action and ways to achieve cost-effective health services.
Students learn how epidemiology informs health management decisions, highlights contemporary patterns and strategies, and explains practices of services at different levels of care. Lectures, discussions, and field visits by medical doctors, academics, and health professionals help students develop the critical thinking skills. The course features Argentinian experts in epidemiology, public health, health management, healthcare service providers, and advocacy. Lectures are held at ISALUD University in Buenos Aires, with field visits in Buenos Aires and an excursion to Mendoza province.