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EPI 552 Epidemiological Research Methods (3 Credits)

This course is designed to cover the important concepts in epidemiology, epidemiologic methods, and their application in epidemiological research. Emphasis on measures and quantitative techniques, proper interpretation and explanation of quantitative measures and results. (Note: This course is intended for learners with less than five-years of work experience in health and/or human service fields.)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the principles and limitations of epidemiologic research methods
  • Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time and place.
  • Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of epidemiologic data, in an applied setting.
  • Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology.
  • Calculate epidemiology measures, for example incidence and prevalence; rate adjustment; measures of association; etc.
  • Communicate epidemiologic information to lay and professional audiences.
  • Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data.