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Standard Academic Year
Course delivery methods
Medicine & dentistry
College of Public Health
Downtown Campus-College of Public Health
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
February - June
Weekday and Period
Tuesday 8,9
Course Number
EPM7007 (849EM0910)

Practice and Case Studies in Quantitative Global Health National Taiwan University

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide a general introduction to the research methods and application in global health. The examples and data are drawn from published literatures related to evidence-based medicine and health data research. The course will start with basic concepts of global health and evidence-based approach. Then, more advanced topics will be introduced, such as selection of a topic of interest, setting up the search strategy for literature review, and formation of a synthesis. Introduction to the management of public health data, as well as the assessment for quality of care using health claims data, will also be provided. Three special lectures will also be provided by experts in the relevant fields. Students will be guided to conduct projects related to their research, and present their results at the end of this semester.

Learning Achievement

By the end of this course, students should be able to: 1. Understand the concepts and rationales of evidence-based medicine within the framework of global health. 2. Understand the process of forming a synthesis from literature review, quality assessment, statistical analysis, to manuscript writing. 3. Understand the statistical theory and the application of different statistical theories of meta-analysis. 4. Understand the management and assessment of quality of care for health data. 5. Report the results from their personal project properly.


Course prerequisites

1. Students should have the basic concept of epidemiology and biostatistics. 2. Students should have the basic concept of systematic review and meta-analysis. 3. Active participation in class discussion and practical session.

Grading Philosophy

Course schedule

Course type

(College of Public Health) Graduate Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Online Course Requirement


Hon-Yen Wu

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