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Professional Epidemiologic Methods: Decision Making in Health Situation Analysis


East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Ayesha Khan

Basic epidemiology and biostatistics


Covers advanced health situation analyses for the evaluation of effectiveness of public health programs using real public health scenarios and available health information datasets. Covers selected epidemiological metrics for measuring social health inequalities and methods for informing evidence-based healthcare decision-making using epidemiologic data. Also addresses the role of available epidemiological evidence and translational research for public health programs. 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. Identify and critically evaluate use of epidemiologic measures of effectiveness in public health program evaluation
  2. Identify and use methods for translating epidemiologic data for decision making (decision analysis and cost-effectiveness/utility analyses)
  3. Review and use epidemiological indicators for measuring social health inequalities
  4. Identify key methodological requirements in using epidemiological evidence and discuss as translational research in public health programs
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 90% Lab Assignments
  • 10% Participation

Enrollment Restriction:

Students who have taken 340.764.01 may not register for this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Course will be taught online via Zoom, on the dates and times the course is scheduled. For further information, please see the Institute website