340.601.11 Principles of Epidemiology
- Summer Inst. term
- 5 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- East Baltimore
- Mon 06/10/2019 - Fri 06/28/2019
- Class Times:
One Saturday session, June 15, 2019
- M Tu W Th F, 8:30 - 11:50am
Introduces principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation of infectious and noninfectious diseases. Illustrates methods by which studies of the distribution and dynamic behavior of disease in a population can contribute to an understanding of etiologic factors, modes of transmission, and pathogenesis. Presents different types of study design, including randomized trials, case-control and cohort studies, risk estimation and causal inferences. Demonstrates the relationship between epidemiology and the development of policy. Laboratory problems provide experience in epidemiologic methods and inferences, illustrating a common-vehicle epidemic; the spread of infectious disease in school, home, and community; epidemiological aspects of a noninfectious disease; vaccination; the epidemiological approach to health services evaluation; rates of morbidity and mortality; sensitivity and specificity; and life table methods. No auditors permitted.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe basic epidemiologic methods and study design
- Critically review published epidemiologic papers and assess the validity of their design and their inferences
- Explain the role of epidemiologic methods in uncovering the etiology of disease and other health states in order to prevent disease and improve health
- Identify the place of epidemiology in outbreak investigation and surveillance
- Explain how epidemiologic methods are used in evaluating screening programs and health interventions, and in the development of health policy
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
One Saturday session, (6/16), 8:30-noon.