Center for Public Health Sciences

PUB 6100: Fundamentals of Epidemiology in Public Health (3 credits)

Epidemiology is the study of patterns of disease and injury in human populations and the application of this study to the control of health problems.  We will learn to apply this methodology to the identification, understanding, and mitigation of public health problems.  Topics include measurement, sampling, rates, standardization, and risk calculation, observational and experimental study design, inference, research ethics, and the application of epidemiologic research to public policy.  Classes will include lectures based on the textbook, discussions based on original source readings, and a laboratory using public-access public health data.

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