Students will develop fundamental skills in management of epidemiologic data using SAS statistical computing software.
An epidemiological perspective on health. General approaches for describing patterns of disease in groups of people, and elucidating various processes involved in creating differing levels of health in human groups. Lecture and lab examples of a wide range of contemporary health problems.
An epidemiological perspective on health. General approaches for describing patterns of disease in groups of people, and elucidating various processes involved in creating differing levels of health in human groups. Lecture and lab examples of a wide range of contemporary health problems.
Provides students with the necessary analytic techniques, technical resources, and writing expertise to design and write their own thesis proposal and final thesis manuscript in the field of epidemiology. Also applies to students preparing to publish in journals and write grant proposals. Based on structure of a research proposal, beginning with sessions on conducting a literature review, progressing through methods and results, to the discussion. Students prepare a written proposal and a class presentation, and critique another student's presentation. Prerequisite: BIOST&EP 630.
Review of selected infectious diseases; emphasis on current theories of distribution, transmission, and control.
This course will explore contemporary topics and methods in studying the link between the physical environment and population?s health, i.e. environmental epidemiology. Many chronic diseases are of unknown or multifactorial etiology but may likely be related to environmental exposures. Environmental epidemiology focuses on the ways environmental factors affect the health of populations. Topical areas include effects of air pollution, pesticides, metals, and endocrine disrupting chemicals on a wide range of health outcomes, including, neurodevelopment, reproductive, and metabolic functions. This course will include recent advancements in studying these topics and will include: critical appraisal of exposure assessment methods, statistical, and epidemiological methods used in environmental epidemiology studies will be considered.
Students will develop fundamental skills in epidemiologic data analysis and interpretation. A major emphasis will be to gain practical experience in analyzing epidemiologic data using statistical software.
A methodologic core course. Details of concepts and quantitative techniques used in modern epidemiology.