UM SPH Academic Courses
EPID600 Introduction to Epidemiology
- 3 Credit Hour(s)
Diez-Roux, Ana; Villamor, Eduardo
- Offered every year
- Last offered Fall 2012
- Prerequisites: BIOSTAT 503, 553 or another graduate course in basic statistics, which may be taken concurrently with EPID 600 is required.
- Description: This course consists of lectures and discussion sections, and student lecture attendance is just as important as their participation in the discussion sections for course success. Each student is expected to attend one 1.5 hour lecture a week and one 1.5 hour discussion sections a week. All lectures are given by the instructor. The discussion sections are organized into four sections, each run by a graduate student instructor (GSI). Discussion sections will have two functions. (A)They include discussions of lecture material from that week's lecture, and (B)they will review the solutions to the assignments from the previous week.
This course will be divided into three primary sections. The first section will serve as an introduction to the basic principles of epidemiology and the measures used in epidemiology. The second section will discuss epidemiologic study design (include case-control, cohort studies) and analysis (including bias, confounding, effect modification) and the third section will cover special topics that are important to an introductory understanding of epidemiology (including outbreak investigations, clinical trials, screening, and the role of epidemiology in public health).
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