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EPI 551 Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Population Health Protection (3 Credits)

The course helps students to understand epidemiological patterns, etiology and risk factors of infectious diseases as they occur in populations, rather than in individual patients. Familiarity with epidemiological terminology and biostatistics is required. (Note: This course is intended for learners with less than five-years of work experience in health and/or human service fields. Cannot be taken in already earned credit in EPI 652)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify key sources of data for epidemiologic purposes.
  • Identify the principles and limitations of public health screening programs.
  • Describe public health problems in the context of an emergency using the terms of magnitude, person, time and place.
  • Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of epidemiologic data.
  • Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology.
  • Communicate epidemiologic information to lay and professional audiences.
  • Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data.
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports.