Courses Details

EPID641: Measurement Theory and Instrument Design

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mendes de Leon, Carlos
  • Last offered Winter 2016
  • Prerequisites: EPID 600
  • Description: Measurement of Health-Related Risk Factors and Outcomes
  • Course Goals: To provide an introduction of measurement theory and applications of a variety of health-related risk factors and outcomes in epidemiologic research, and basic principles in the design of measurement instruments; to provide oral and written accounts of the results of the application and analysis of a specific measurement method;
  • Competencies: This course will allow students to attain the following Departmental MPH core competencies (List 1-10): 8.Be familiar with basic aspects of field methods in epidemiology (e.g. human subject protection, data collection and management, survey design, sampling strategies, calculating power, and public health surveillance). 9.Demonstrate effective communication of epidemiologic findings in written and oral formats.