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.
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
Description: This course is designed for Master students in the Department of Nutritional Sciences who are interested in conducting or better interpreting epidemiologic studies on nutrition and disease. The course will review methodological issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of studies investigating the relationship between diet and disease.
NUTR626 Controversial topics in the role of nutrition on chronic disease
Prerequisites: EPID 600/503 or equivalent or and BIOSTAT 501/521 or equivalent
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, including basic pathophysiology.
Demonstrate ability to synthesize and interpret the scientific literature on nutrition and chronic disease.
Understand methodological concepts on nutrition and chronic disease research.
Be able to evaluate nutritional prevention strategies and dietary guidelines implemented to reduce the burden of chronic disease.
This course is cross-listed with EPID 625 in the Epidemiology department.