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340.766.11 PROFESSIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS: SURVEILLANCE

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/10/2013 - Fri 06/14/2013
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm

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Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Carlos Castillo
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only
Prerequisite:

340.608 Observational Epid or 340.752 Epidemiologic Methods 2

Description:

Covers epidemiological methods and analyses for public health surveillance, including novel measurement approaches for “real and near real time” surveillance, syndrome surveillance and surveillance of public health events. Students learn interpretation of analytic strategies including descriptive and inferential epidemiological methods for surveillance data.

Learning Objectives:

This course will prepare you to be able to do the following:

  1. Describe different design in basic surveillance including active and passive surveillance programs
  2. Identify the essential components of the surveillance cycle
  3. List the attributes of a functional public health surveillance program
  4. Identify the methods and use of descriptive epidemiology for surveillance data
  5. Describe methods for presentation of surveillance data
Methods of Assessment:

Labs- 60%; and final exam - 40%.

Enrollment Restriction:

Students who have taken 340.763.01 or 340.873.18 may not register for this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required