700 Principles of Epidemiology

This course introduces students to the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations. The epidemiologic approaches used to estimate the burden of disease; causal inferences; and primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies will be analyzed. This course emphasizes critical analysis of analytical studies, quantitative measure of association, and other current research. Evidence-based health promotion and treatment for common disorders/diseases such as those identified in Healthy People will be integrated. Sociocultural, ecological, and systems of care delivery factors that contribute to health disparities will be explored in-depth. Emphasis will be placed on using current evidence to create a comprehensive critical analysis of a current health issue. Prerequisites: Graduate student standing or consent of instructor.