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EPI 652 Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control (3 Credits)

Focuses on disease control strategies for selected infectious and communicable diseases. Diseases covered have been selected on the basis of their relative contribution to the burden of disease in developing countries. (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 epidemiologic purposes used to control infectious and communicable diseases affecting the community.
  • 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 along with intermediate-level professional written documents for use with public health action.
  • Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data.
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports.