Courses Details

EPID582: Molecular Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Foxman, Betsy (Residential);
  • Last offered Winter 2020
  • Prerequisites: EPID 503 or EPID 600
  • Description: The rapid development in molecular techniques since the early 1980's has enhanced the ability of epidemiologists to define and measure both exposures and outcomes. In this course, we will explore the impact of these measures on the design, conduct and analysis of epidemiologic studies by examining successful and unsuccessful applications of these new measurement tools. We will also discuss the ethical issues arising from an enhanced ability to identify individuals with early stage of disease, increased susceptibility or to measure very low levels of exposure in the environment, and sensitize students to the potential conflicts in research ethics arising from collaborative research projects.
Concentration Competencies that EPID582 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology MPH Evaluate the use of different molecular tools in an outbreak investigation EPID582
EPID Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology MPH Appropriately interpret the results of a molecular measure used in an epidemiologic study EPID582