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EPI 550 Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine (3 Credits)

This course is designed to familiarize students with key historical underpinnings and principles and practices of community-based participatory research. (Note: Cannot be taken if already earned credit in EPI 650)

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 audiences.
  • Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic and public health data.