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340.767.11 Professional Epidemiologic Methods: Topics and Methods for Health Situation Analysis

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/19/2017 - Fri 06/23/2017
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

340.608 Observational Epid or 340.752 Epidemiologic Methods 2

Description:

Focuses on epidemiological methods and tools used in key health situation analyses. Includes the use of prospective epidemiological scenarios for monitoring health targets and indications. Also covers examples of health priority setting assessments; health needs assessments, and the methods for epidemiological stratification of public health problems. Laboratory exercises provide experience with applying concepts, methods and tools to problems drawn from real epidemiological data and published literature.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize the framework of essential public health functions and services for developing prospective epidemiological scenarios
  2. Identify and apply main epidemiological metrics and tools for health priority selection
  3. Recognize the epidemiological frameworks and indicators for public health needs assessments
  4. Describe and apply the main epidemiological risk measures (RR, RAp) in developing epidemiological profiles of critical populations and areas at local and national levels
Methods of Assessment:

Lab assignments: 60%; Final Exam: 40% (Final exam is a take-home exam).

Enrollment Restriction:

Students who have taken 340.764.01 may not register for this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required