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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Carlos Castillo
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Covers epidemiological methods and analyses for public health surveillance, including novel measurement approaches for “real and near real time” surveillance, syndrome surveillance and surveillance of public health events. Students learn interpretation of analytic strategies including descriptive and inferential epidemiological methods for surveillance data.

Learning Objective(s):
This course will prepare you to be able to do the following:
Describe different design in basic surveillance including active and passive surveillance programs
Identify the essential components of the surveillance cycle
List the attributes of a functional public health surveillance program
Identify the methods and use of descriptive epidemiology for surveillance data
Describe methods for presentation of surveillance data

Methods of Assessment: Labs- 60%; and final exam - 40%.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/10/2013 - Fri 06/14/2013
  • Monday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Thursday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Friday 1:30 - 5:00
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

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