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340.765.11 PROFESSIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS: HEALTH DATA SOURCES

Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:
Description:

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

Learning Objective(s):
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Identify, critically evaluate and use public health information systems to develop epidemiological and population health profiles
Identify the main epidemiological metrics and tools needed for measuring population health burden
Identify main sources of vital and health statistics
Describe the steps in assessment of routine and public health information systems
Identify tools and measurements used to monitor quality of public health information systems

Methods of Assessment: 60% - labs; 40% final exam
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/10/2013 - Fri 06/14/2013
  • Monday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Thursday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 12:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: Students who have taken 340.763.01 or 340.873.18 may not register for this course
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

340.608 Observational Epid or 340.752 Epidemiologic Methods 2

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016