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.
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.
Description: This course will address the epidemiology of aging from a public health perspective covering epidemiologic studies of disease, functional status, and well-being in late-life. The course is taught in seminar format, with in-class discussion of selected readings. Course evaluations will be based on class participation and a term paper.
Description: This course will provide an introduction theories, concepts, methods, and findings in recent social epidemiologic research. We will develop a
basic understanding of how key social factors shape the distribution of health and disease in the general population, with a focus on race/ethnicity, social status, features of the neighborhood social
environment, and individual-level psychosocial characteristics.
EPID813 Advanced seminar on public health and aging
Prerequisites: Doctoral standing at UM with training in research methods and statistics in relevant disciplines.
Description: This course provides advanced training in aging research pertaining to the public health and well-being of older adults. It will cover a variety of substantive and methodological areas in aging-related epidemiologic research and geriatrics. Selection of specific topics will in part depend on the interests of participating students.