Description: This is a methodology course which focuses on the historical evolution of methods (e.g., study designs) and concepts (e.g., confounding, bias, interaction and causal inference) that constitute today's epidemiology. The course will also include a brief history of Public Health and history of the Department of Epidemiology at Michigan.
Course Goals: 1) Practice critical thinking of epidemiologic concepts and methods in historical context
2) Understand the historical evolution of epidemiologic methods
Competencies: This course addresses PhD competencies #1,2,3, and 9, and Master competencies #4,5,7,9, and 10