|Line Number||Section ID||Credits||Days/Times||Room/Bldg||Instructor|
|14073||A||4.0||Monday, Wednesday @ 3:30pm - 5:20pm||A420 (HSA)||Alastair Matheson|
Additional Course Details
This course is an introduction to epidemiology--the foundation of public health sciences.
Measures of disease occurrence, patterns of disease, rate adjustment, infectious diseases and outbreak investigation, epidemiologic study design, randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, case-control studies.
- To describe, define and apply basic concepts of disease frequency 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; participation in PollEverywhere questions during lectures; “minute papers” during discussion sections; a mid-term and final examination.
Contact the Instructor
Kristjana Asbjornsdottir (firstname.lastname@example.org)