340.765.01 Professional Epidemiologic Methods: Epidemiologic Intelligence and Population Health Assessments
- 4th term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
Labs will be held on alternate Fridays for 1 hour of the class period.
- Friday, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Epidemiologic intelligence, based on valid and reliable data, is essential to assess, measure, and describe the health and wellbeing of different populations, as well as their health risks, health needs, and health outcomes. Critical analysis of health information for the purpose of describing population health, depends on thorough understanding of various routine and non-routine data sources, information systems, and tools.
Focuses on practical skills for epidemiological assessments of population health, which include methods for monitoring epidemiological profiles and health trends, using public health information systems for measuring health burden, developing epidemiological profiles and conducting health situation analyses.
- Learning Objectives:
- 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
- Locate and interpret the main sources of vital and health statistics
- Employ tools and measurements to evaluate the quality of public health information systems
- Explain and recognize how epidemiologic evidence is identified and assessed by public health agencies for population health
- Methods of Assessment:
Group lab projects (3 @ 15% each) 45%, Quizzes (3 @ 10% each) 30%, and Final project, 25%
- Enrollment Restriction:
Department of Epidemiology ScM, MHS, DrPH, PhD, and ScD students only. Students who have taken 340.763.01 or 340.873.18 may not register for this course
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
The course will be mainly lab focused with outside readings required prior to class. Some class sessions will be lecture-based as well.