|Line Number||Section ID||Credits||Days/Times||Room/Bldg||Instructor|
|14585||A||4.0||Monday, Wednesday @ 3:30pm - 5:20pm||T625 (HST)||Kristjana H Asbjornsdottir|
Additional Course Details
This course is an introduction to epidemiology--the queen of the public health sciences.
Measures of Disease Occurrence; Patterns of Disease; Rate Adjustment; Infectious Disease and Outbreak Investigation; Epidemiologic Study Design; Randomized Controlled Trials; Cohort Studies; Life-table Analysis; Case-Control Studies; Screening
To describe, define and apply basic concepts of disease transmission and occurrence; To recognize appropriate data sources for epidemiologic study; To define, compute and interpret measures of disease occurrence to solve problems and design epidemiologic studies; To distinguish between random and systematic error in the interpretation and design of epidemiologic studies; To recognize and apply appropriate research study designs and to compare and contrast their individual advantages; To define, compute and interpret measures of association and excess risk to solve problems and critique epidemiologic studies; To define, compute and interpret concepts associated with disease screening; To demonstrate integration of epidemiologic concepts through the critique of an existing published study.
Lecture and group discussion
How You Are Evaluated
Students will be graded based on homework exercises; data analysis and interpretation assignments; discussion section quizzes; “clicker questions” during lectures; “minute papers” during discussion sections; a mid-term and final examination.
Contact the Instructor
Jack Goldberg (email@example.com)