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EPI 650 Epidemiology in Public Health Practice (3 Credits)

Provides a comprehensive look at all of its major topics of epidemiology as encountered in public health practice, from study designs and descriptive epidemiology, to quantitative measures and terminology. (Note: This course is intended for learners with at least five-years of work experience in health and/or human service fields.) The assumption is that the learner has already completed a graduate-level/professional-level course in epidemiology.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify key sources of data for public health purposes.
  • Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time and place.
  • Explain the importance of epidemiology and the public health sciences for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of health issues.
  • 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 and public health information to lay and professional