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340.763.01 PROFESSIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY METHODS I

Discontinued

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  9:00 - 10:20am

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Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Keri Althoff
Course Instructors:
Prerequisite:

340.608 Observational Epid or 340.752 Epidemiologic Methods 2

Description:

Provides a methodological framework for addressing public health scenarios utilizing three essential functions - health situation analysis, public health surveillance and health promotion. Through the application of core concepts and methods covered previously, students develop competencies for public health practice at local, state, national and international health departments and organizations using real epidemiological and public health data. Emphasizes the use of public health information systems for measuring population health burdens, developing epidemiological profiles, conducting health situation analyses, and communicating results to decision-makers. Covers: epidemiological methods for public health surveillance, including novel measurement approaches for “real and near real time” surveillance, syndromic surveillance and surveillance of public health events.

Methods of Assessment:

Participation in class debates and lab (20%), Lab assignments (30%), mid term examination (25%) final project (25%).

Instructor Consent:

No consent required