340.653.01 EPIDEMIOLOGIC INFERENCE IN OUTBREAK INVESTIGATIONS
Using lectures, seminars, and lab discussions, provides students with practical understanding and set of epidemiologic tools to detect, investigate, and interpret infectious disease outbreaks. Provides skills for examining field data and deriving inferences from infectious disease epidemics and outbreak investigations. Discusses steps in investigating an outbreak and reviews some large and small outbreaks, mostly from the distant past. Focuses on the application of epidemiologic skills to real infectious disease outbreak case studies.
1) Conduct an outbreak investigation. 2) Develop skills in examining data pertaining to outbreaks. 3) Use the epidemic curve to identify the epidemic type, incubation period, and potential mode of transmission. 4) Review, analyze and derive inferences from several epidemics and outbreak investigations. 5) Develop skills in summarizing data reports.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Conduct an outbreak investigation
Successfully examine data pertaining to outbreaks
Use the epidemic curve to identify the epidemic type, incubation period, and potential mode of transmission
Review, analyze and derive inferences from several epidemics and outbreak investigations
summarize data reports
- Tuesday 9:00 - 10:20
- Thursday 9:00 - 10:20
Students must have basic knowledge of infectious diseases. Knowledge of introductory epidemiology and biostatistics is essential.