Principles and Practice of Epidemiology
PubH 6003, 3 credits
This 3-credit course will introduce the general principles, methods, and applications of epidemiology, the basic science of public health. We will be using a textbook that places an emphasis on current methodologic concepts in epidemiology and will also introduce students to newer conceptual models of disease causation. The course is designed for all public health students who will be consumers of epidemiologic literature and for those who will be practicing epidemiologists. Topics covered in the course include; approach and evolution of epidemiology, history of epidemiology, outbreak investigation, measures and comparisons of disease occurrence in populations, major sources of health data in the US and globally, analysis and interpretation of disease patterns, hypothesis development and testing, study design, including a discuss of all of the major epidemiologic designs, analysis of bias and confounding and methods for assessing and for controlling for its effects, concepts of disease causation, screening, public health surveillance, and critical evaluation and synthesis of research. Lectures and case studies include applications of the theory and practice of epidemiology to cancer, other chronic disease, and infectious diseases.
Meet the faculty of PubH 6003: Principles and Practice of Epidemiology in the below course introduction video: