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340.765.11 PROFESSIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS: HEALTH DATA SOURCES

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,  8:30am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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Prerequisite:

340.608 Observational Epid or 340.752 Epidemiologic Methods 2

Description:

Emphasizes the use of public health information systems for measuring population health burdens, developing epidemiological profiles and conducting health situation analyses.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify, critically evaluate and use public health information systems to develop epidemiological and population health profiles
  2. Identify the main epidemiological metrics and tools needed for measuring population health burden
  3. Identify main sources of vital and health statistics
  4. Describe the steps in assessment of routine and public health information systems
  5. Identify tools and measurements used to monitor quality of public health information systems
Methods of Assessment:

60% - labs; 40% final exam

Enrollment Restriction:

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

Instructor Consent:

No consent required