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340.641.01 Healthcare Epidemiology

4th term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M F,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Poonum Korpe
Course Instructor:

Prepares students for a career in healthcare epidemiology, examines the epidemiology, pathogenesis and prevention of healthcare associated infections and the evidence behind interventions to control these infections. Uses analytic tools to answer important research questions and practical skills such as conducting root cause analyses, utilizing CUSP methodology for process improvement, performing surveillance, and evaluating outbreaks.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Introduce the principles of identifying healthcare-associated infections, organisms resistant to antimicrobial agents, or organisms that are epidemiologically important
  2. Identify strategies for infection surveillance in healthcare settings
  3. Effectively communicate about exposure of communicable diseases
  4. Ascertain appropriate prevention and control strategies in healthcare settings
  5. Explain the impact that healthcare associated infections have on patient safety
Methods of Assessment:

There will be a written assignment, class project, and final examination.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Instructor consent required for auditors only.

For consent, contact: