基本素養 Basic Literacy

人文素養
具備尊重生命及服務社會的團隊精神。
Humanity accomplishment
To form a team with a mind of respecting lives and serving societies
公民素養
具備多元文化認知及主動參與公共事務的精神。
Citizen accomplishment
With a spirit of recognition of multi-culture and active participation of public affairs
社會關懷
具備社會參與、關懷弱勢之精神,並具有健康不平等的敏感度和高度的社會關懷。
Social concern
With a spirit of social participation, care for socially deprived, and with a sense of social inequity and care
國際視野
具備深耕本土、放眼國際的全球衛生之視野。
International perspectives
With a vision of global health involving local insight and international perspective

核心能力 Competence

專業與跨領域能力
有能力運用流行病學證據與社會科學概念,進行跨領域的衛生政策與計畫分析。
Professional and cross-cutting capacity
With capability of using epidemiological evidence and social science concept in making multi-discipline analysis of health policy and planning
思考與判斷能力
有能力運用跨領域的視野檢視公共衛生政策議題與決策過程。
Ability of thinking and judgment
With capability of using multi-discipline vision in examining the public health issues and the process of decision making
良好的溝通能力
有能力將公共衛生專業知識運用於疾病預防與健康照護之實務工作。
Good communication skills
With capability of applying public health professional knowledge to disease prevention and health care practical work
創新與領導能力
有能力發掘健康相關之公共衛生議題,並具獨立探索解決問題的能力。
Innovation and leadership ability
With capability of independently exploring public health issues, and solving the problems

課程概述 Course Description

主要目標在訓練學生使用科學方法對人群健康進行研究。先從科學方法的哲學基礎『猜測與否證』講起,談到科學性假說之形成、因果關係之判定,測量之基本原理。逐步進入流行病學之基本測量、率比與率差,生活品質之測量方法,健康照護服務效果評估,研究設計,率之標準化,抽樣原理;然後再談追蹤研究法及個案對照研究法。然後再談如何閱讀及批評一篇研究論文﹔最後再談整合流行病學與療效研究作衛生政策。近年來流行病學方法在計量健康效用(utility)上有大進展,直接可被用於醫療及衛生決策與成本效用分析;這是一般流行病學書上尚未寫到,但本課會有簡單介紹其觀念與研究方法。
There is a paradigm shift in healthcare services, i.e., from pay-for-volume to pay-for-value, and outcome research has become part of policy decision. The content of this course is mainly epidemiology, which begins with how scientific knowledge progresses through conjectures and refutations, followed by causal inference, basic principles of measurement, epidemiologic measurements (incidence and prevalence rates), outcome measurements (life expectancy (LE), loss-of-LE, costs, functional disability, etc.), and study design, control of confounding, cohort study, case-control study, and integration of both disciplines into health policy decision.

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

  • 學生能了解科學方法的哲學基礎,假說之形成、因果關係之判定,測量之基本原理
  • 學生能運用流行病學之基本測量、率比與率差,生活品質之測量方法
  • 學生能進行流行病學研究:包括研究設計,抽樣原理,追蹤研究法及個案對照研究法
  • 學生能對發生某特定疾病之終身衝擊,至少包括存活壽命及生活品質,知道如何計量
  • 學生能進行衛生政策與風險評估研究
  • 學生能閱讀及批評一篇研究論文
  • Understand and apply conjecture and refutation in conducting research
  • Understand and apply causal inference
  • Understand the basic principles of measurements and how to conduct
  • Understand incidence rates and its determinants and conduct measurements
  • Understand and measure consequence of a disease on quality of life and survival
  • Understand and perform studies of health related policy
  • Understand and perform critiques for studies of human population health
  • 課程進度 Progress Description

    進度說明 Progress Description
    19/20 Suspension- Mid-Autumn Festival
    29/27 Introduction to epidemiology and health services research 流行病學與健康照護研究簡介
    310/4 Introduction to epidemiology and health services research 流行病學與健康照護研究簡介 Principles of scientific research: Deductive methods and process of conjecture and refutation 科學研究的基本原理:猜測與否證
    410/11 Suspension- National Day
    510/18 Scientific hypothesis and degree of corroboration科學性的假說與被證實的程度
    610/25 Causal inference and decision 因果關係的判定
    711/1 Basic principles of measurement 測量的基本原理
    811/8 Basic measurements in epidemiological research 流行病學的基本測量
    911/15 Measurements of health related quality of life 健康相關生活品質的測量
    1011/22 Health outcome research: Integration of quality of life and survival健康照護服務效果研究:整合壽命長短與生活品質
    1111/29 Study design in empirical research 研究設計
    1212/6 Adjustment and standardization of rates率的調整與標準化
    1312/13 Introduction to sampling method and practical applications抽樣方法的簡介與實際應用
    1412/20 Follow-up study 追蹤研究法
    1512/27 Case-control study 個案對照研究法
    161/3 How to critically review an empirical study 如何中肯的評論一篇實證性研究
    171/10 Basic concepts of infectious disease epidemiology感染症基本觀念 Course evaluation and critique期末考週
     以上每週進度教師可依上課情況做適度調整。The schedule may be subject to change.

    課程是否與永續發展目標相關調查
    Survey of the conntent relevant to SDGs

    本課程與SDGs相關項目如下:
    This course is relevant to these items of SDGs as following:
    • 健康與福祉 (Good health and Well Being)

    有關課程其他調查 Other Surveys of Courses

    1.本課程是否規劃業界教師參與教學或演講?
    Is there any industry specialist invited in this course? How many times?
    2.本課程是否規劃含校外實習(並非參訪)?
    Are there any internships involved in the course? How many hours?
    3.本課程是否可歸認為學術倫理課程? 否
    Is this course recognized as an academic ethics course? In the course how many hours are regarding academic ethics topics? No
    4.本課程是否屬進入社區實踐課程?
    Is this course recognized as a Community engagement and Service learning course? Which community will be engaged?

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