Prerequisites: Epid 600; or permission of the instructor.
Description: A practicum in epidemiologic data analysis designed to integrate and apply concepts learned in previous biostatistics and epidemiologic methods courses. Students learn practical skills to analyze and interpret epidemiologic data with continuous and dichotomous outcome variables through lectures and hands-on exercises.
EPID625: Controversial topics in the role of nutrition on chronic disease
Prerequisites: EPID 600 or EPID503 AND BIOSTAT 501 or BIOSTAT 521
Description: This public health-oriented course will provide students the opportunity to advance their knowledge in nutrition and chronic disease research from a population perspective and help them to better interpret epidemiologic studies on nutrition and chronic disease.
Course Goals: Introduce students to the current state of knowledge regarding nutrition and chronic disease.
Competencies: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition research and the wide range of exposures (genetic biological environmental social cultural" lifestyle and behavioral factors) that may be associated with states of health and disease. 2.Critical reading: ability to read a scientific paper in epidemiology and accurately assess its strengths" weaknesses and likely contribution to knowledge.
This course is cross-listed with EPID625/NUTR626 in the Epidemiology and Nutritional Sciences department.
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