Courses Details

EPID600: Introduction to Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Villamor, Eduardo
  • Last offered Fall 2015
  • Prerequisites: BIOSTAT 503, 553 or another graduate course in basic statistics, which may be taken concurrently with EPID 600
  • Description: This course provides students with the foundations of epidemiologic theory and practice. The course will cover conceptual and practical issues around the design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiologic research and the interpretation of epidemiologic data. The course format includes lectures and discussions of written exercises.
Concentration Competencies that EPID600 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Describe population patterns of health-related risk factors and health-related outcomes in terms of person, place, and time EPID600, EPID602
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Compare the relative strengths and weaknesses of common epidemiologic study designs (e.g., cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, randomized experiments) EPID600, EPID602
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Interpret the impact of bias, confounding, and effect modification on causal inference in epidemiologic research EPID600, EPID602
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Critically evaluate epidemiological findings from published research studies EPID600
EPID Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology MPH Apply appropriate methods for collecting primary and/or secondary occupational and environmental exposure data and health outcomes for original analysis EPID600, EPID602, EPID/EHS608
EPID Clinical Research-Epidemiology MS Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of study designs (e.g., cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, randomized experiments) and the appropriate measure of association for a given study design EPID600
EPID Clinical Research-Epidemiology MS Describe the causes of random and non-random error in research studies, including information bias, selection bias, and confounding EPID600