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This required course for GHP students focuses on the distribution and determinants of disease. Diverse methodological approaches for measuring health status, disease occurrence, and the association between risk factors and health outcomes will be presented via classic and contemporary studies of chronic and infectious illness and disease outbreaks. Emphasis on: causal inference, study design and sampling, bias and confounding, the generalizability of research, health policy and research ethics.
Sample reading list:
Gordis, Leon, Epidemiology, 4th edition
Buck, C, A Llopis, E Najera and M Terris (eds.), The Challenge of Epidemiology: Issues and Selected Readings
Rothman, Kenneth J., Epidemiology: An Introduction
See instructor for complete list
In addition to the required reading, students will select 5 case studies illustrating different epidemiologic study approaches (descriptive epidemiology, disease outbreak, case-control study, cohort study, clinical trial). One page summaries of the case studies will be turned in as written assignments. Case studies comprise 25% of the course grade.
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 25%
Course is required for concentrators
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Completion of an approved basic statistics course (e.g., ECO 202, EEB/MOL 355, ORF 245, POL 345, PSY 251 or SOC 301), or completion of an advanced statistics course (e.g., ECO 302, ECO 312, ORF 405, SOC 404, WWS 332)..
Classes will primarily consist of lectures emphasizing epidemiologic methods and discussion of current and historic research studies. Precepts will provide for additional opportunities to discuss current research, examine methods and explore analytical approaches.
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