Courses Taught by Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez

EPID503: Strategies and Uses of Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Needham, Belinda; Kardia, Sharon; Adar, Sara; Karvonen-Gutierrez, Carrie;
  • Last offered Winter 2018
  • Prerequisites: Biostat 501 or Biostat 521, and Graduate Status
  • Description: This course offers an introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods of population-based epidemiologic research. It is intended to be the introductory course for students who are NOT majoring in Epidemiology. The course is divided into three primary sections: introduction to the basic principles of epidemiology and the measures used in epidemiology; epidemiologic study design and analysis;special topics that are important to an introductory understanding of epidemiology.
  • Syllabus for EPID503

PUBHLTH370: Public Health Biology and Pathophysiology

  • Undergraduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Karvonen-Gutierrez, Carrie
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Description: This course provides a foundation of biology and pathophysiology concepts necessary for the practice of public health including an evaluation of the natural history and mechanisms underlying infectious and chronic human diseases. This course will also address population-level targets for prevention and treatment of major diseases of human health.
  • Course Goals: The goals of this course are to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the biology and pathophysiology underlying major human diseases which cause significant morbidity or mortality and to develop an appreciation for the role of public health in the prevention, identification, and treatment of human disease.
  • Competencies: The course outcomes are focused upon the following learning objectives: 1. Understand the role of structure and function in the regulation of normal physiology; 2. Describe national and global trends in morbidity and mortality; 3. Describe the natural history and physiology of diseases of high importance to public health; 4. Specify the role of the immune system in population health; 5. Identify important behavioral, environmental, and infectious risk factors for diseases of public health importance; 6. Discuss the interactions of genetics and environmental factors in disease causation; 7. Apply biological principles to the development and implementation of disease prevention, control, or management programs; 8. Integrate general scientific and laboratory concepts into public health research and practice.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH370

PUBHLTH512: Principles of Epidemiology for Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Karvonen-Gutierrez, Carrie; Pearce, C. Leigh;
  • Prerequisites: SPH MPH and SPH MHSA Residential Students Only or By Instructor Permission
  • Description: This course provides a foundation to the principles of epidemiology for applications to public health. This introductory epidemiology course is for students who are NOT pursuing an Epidemiology MPH. The course will overview the fundamental concepts of epidemiology including measures of frequency and association, study design, data collection and interpretation. This course will have a hybrid style (online & in-class) of instruction.
  • Course Goals: At the completion of this course, students should be able to: ? List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community relevant to the school or program ? Identify and use key sources of publically available data for epidemiologic purposes ? Explain biological and genetic factors that affect a population's health ? Discuss the science of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in population health, including health promotion, screening, etc. ? Explain the role of quantitative methods and sciences in describing and assessing a population's health ? Participate in the design and implementation of a data collection exercise ? Describe strategies to reduce bias using epidemiologic methods or analytic tools ? Consider basic ethical and scientific principles pertaining to the collection and management of epidemiologic data ? Communicate findings in an appropriate scientific format for public health research, policy or practice ? Read and understand the findings from a peer-reviewed epidemiologic study, and be able to describe the strength and limitations of the study design, execution, and analysis ? Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of health issues and be able to communicate epidemiologic information in a written and oral context.
  • Competencies: Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice Select quantitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context Explain the role of quantitative methods and sciences in describing and assessing a population's health Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy and practice List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community relevant to the school or program Discuss the science of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in population health, including health promotion, screening, etc. Explain biological and genetic factors that affect a population's health
  • Learning Objectives: At the completion of this course, students should be able to: ? List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community relevant to the school or program ? Identify and use key sources of publically available data for epidemiologic purposes ? Explain biological and genetic factors that affect a population's health ? Discuss the science of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in population health, including health promotion, screening, etc. ? Explain the role of quantitative methods and sciences in describing and assessing a population's health ? Participate in the design and implementation of a data collection exercise ? Describe strategies to reduce bias using epidemiologic methods or analytic tools ? Consider basic ethical and scientific principles pertaining to the collection and management of epidemiologic data ? Communicate findings in an appropriate scientific format for public health research, policy or practice ? Read and understand the findings from a peer-reviewed epidemiologic study, and be able to describe the strength and limitations of the study design, execution, and analysis ? Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of health issues and be able to communicate epidemiologic information in a written and oral context.