Courses Details

EPID664: Field Methods in Epidemiology for Developing Countries

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Handal, Alexis (Residential);
  • Offered Every Winter
  • Last offered Winter 2021
  • Prerequisites: Epid 503 or Epid 600
  • Description: This course is for students and researchers interested in pursuing collaborative epidemiologic research in international settings. The course will focus on steps and procedures for setting up and conducting international epidemiologic studies. Topics will include relationship between research groups and host country policy makers and collaborators, cultural and logistical differences between research studies in the U.S. and international settings. Other topics will include developing and maintaining research infrastructure, research design, field operations, anticipated obstacles, monitoring, ethical and IRB requirement for international studies, funding, and plans for maintaining future collaborations. Occasional guest lecturers, actively involved in international epidemiologic research will be integrated into the syllabus.
Concentration Competencies that EPID664 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID Global Health Epidemiology MPH Apply the steps in developing research infrastructure for population health studies in low- and middle-income countries, including consideration of local ethics and IRB review EPID506, EPID664
EPID Global Health Epidemiology MPH Develop strategies and capacity for resolving problems that arise when conducting epidemiology studies in low- and middle-income countries EPID664, EPID665