3 Week Courses
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EPID 701 Fundamentals of Biostatistics
(3 credit hours) Xiang Zhou
This course presents statistical methods and principles necessary for understanding and interpreting data used in public health and clinical research, implementation of processes and their evaluation, and policy formation. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical data summary, sampling, statistical comparison of groups, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression, and logistic regression. Students will learn via formal lectures, group discussions, critical reading of published public health research, and analysis of actual data relevant to public health. Prerequisite: Elementary algebra.
Syllabus for EPID 701
EPID 709 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
(3 credit hours) Alison Mondul
This course will provide participants with an understanding of basic concepts and methods of epidemiology. The course will familiarize students with specific methods and quantitative techniques for describing patterns of disease and for elucidating disease etiology. Applications of epidemiology to certain areas of public health such as screening as an approach to disease control will be illustrated. The course will be based on lectures, discussions, assigned readings, and problem-solving. Students are required to bring hand calculators to class. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent course in introductory biostatistics is strongly recommended. Syllabus for EPID 709