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Syllabus/achievement requirements

## Master students only

Epidemiological methods

Beaglehole, R. et al. 2006. Basic Epidemiology. World Health Organization, Geneva. (Begrenset med eksemplarer i Akademika, men finnes også på nett

Description of health and risk in epidemiological studies

Bjartveit, K. & A. Tverdal. Health consequences of sustained smoking cessation, Tob Control 2009;18:197-205

Midthjell, K. et al. Rapid changes in the prevalence of obesity and known diabetes in an adult Norwegian population. The Nord-Trondelag Health Surveys: 1984-1986 and 1995-1997. Diabetes Care 1999, 22:1813-1820

Strand, B. H. et al. 2010. Educational inequalities in mortality over four decades in Norway: prospective study of middle aged men and women followed for cause specific mortality, 1960-2000

## J N Morris : Uses of epidemiology, 2007. International Journal of Epidemiology 2007 36(6):1165-1172; doi:10.1093/ije/dym227 . Fulltekst

## Davey Smith G. The uses of ‘Uses of epidemiology’ Int. J. Epidemiol. (2001) 30 (5): 1146-1155

## European Journal of Cancer. Survival trends in European cancer patients diagnosed from 1988 to 1999. Volume 45, Issue 6, April 2009, Pages 1042-1066. Survival of cancer patients in Europe, 1995–2002: The EUROCARE 4 study.

## Yusuf, S. et al. Effect of potentially modifiable risk factors associated with myocardial infarction in 52 countries (the INTERHEART study): case-control study. Lancet 2004; 364: 937-52.

## Lopez, A. D. et al. 2006. Global and regional burden of disease and risk factors, 2001: Systematic analysis of population health data. Lancet 367: 1747–1757.

Lopez AD, et al. A descriptive model of the cigarette epidemic in developed countries. Tobacco Control 1994; 3: 242-247

Demography

Omran, A. R. 2005 (First published 1971). The epidemiological transition: A theory of the epidemiology of population change. Reprinted from The Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly 49 (No.4, Pt.1), 1971, pp.509–538.

## McMichael, A. J. et al. 2004. Mortality trends and setbacks: Global convergence or divergence?, Lancet 363: 1155–59

## Fries JF. The Compression of Morbidity. The Milbank Quarterly, Vol. 83, No. 4, 2005 (pp. 801–23)

## Oeppen J, Vaupel JW. Demography. Broken limits to life expectancy. Science. 2002 May 10;296(5570):1029-31.

Health systems

Cochrane AL, St Leger AS og Moore F: Health service 'input' and mortality 'output' in developed countries, 1997. Journal of epidemiology and community health. 51, no. 4, (1997): 344 . Fulltekst.

McKeown, T.: The Role of Medicine, 1979. Oxford, Basil Blackwell. Introduksjon, kap. 6, 7 og 8.

Sretzer S.: Rethinking McKeown: The Relationship Between Public Health and Social Change, 2002. Am J Public Health. 92:722-25.

Nolte, Ellen and Martin McKee: Does Healthcare save lives? , 2004. The Nuffield Trust, 2004.. Fulltekst.

## Björck L, Rosengren A, Bennett K, Lappas G, Capewell S. Modelling the decreasing coronary heart disease mortality in Sweden between 1986 and 2002. Eur Heart J. 2009 May;30(9):1046-56.

Clinical iceberg and natural history of diseases

Last JM : The iceberg: 'Completing the clinical picture in general, 1963. The Lacncet 6 July, 28-31.

Sigurdsson, JA; Hetlevik, I; Kirkengen, AL; Romundstad, S; Holmen, J : Estimating the high risk group for cardiovascular disease in the Norwegian HUNT 2 population according to the 2003 European guidelines: modelling study , 2005. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 331 (7516): 551-554A SEP 10 2005 . Fulltekst.

Rose G. Sick individuals and sick populations. Int. J. Epidemiol. (1985) 14 (1): 32-38.

Topics discussed during lectures or seminars are considred as parts of the syllabus, and can be tested on the qualification test and/or the exam. The same applies to notes made available on Fronter.

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