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340.601.81 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY

Department: Epidemiology
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 5 credits
Contact: Jennifer Deal
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Description:

Introduces principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation of infectious and noninfectious diseases. Illustrates methods by which studies of the distribution and dynamic behavior of disease in a population can contribute to an understanding of etiologic factors, modes of transmission, and pathogenesis. Presents different types of study design, including randomized trials, case-control and cohort studies, risk estimation and causal inferences. Demonstrates the relationship between epidemiology and the development of policy. Laboratory problems provide experience in epidemiologic methods and inferences, illustrating a common-vehicle epidemic; the spread of infectious disease in school, home, and community; epidemiological aspects of a noninfectious disease; vaccination; the epidemiological approach to health services evaluation; rates of morbidity and mortality; sensitivity and specificity; and life table methods. No auditors permitted.

Learning Objective(s):


Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 275
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail