UM SPH Academic Courses
EPID802 Computer Simulation of Epidemiologic Processes
- 3 Credit Hour(s)
- Offered every year
- Last offered Fall 2011
- Not offered 2013-2014
- Prerequisites: EPID 503 or EPID 601 or equiv and Perm. Instr.
- Description: This course deals with dynamics of disease in populations. The student learns how to construct simulations of disease processes in populations using deterministic, continuous state space, computer simulation software. Using these simulations the student learns how the parameters of causal models relate to epidemiological parameters and the statistics that are commonly calculated from epidemiological data. The simulation capabilities acquired are intended to improve the student’s ability to develop and evaluate causal models and explore the consequences of specific theories. Temporal and exposure group patterns in non-communicable disease are emphasized. An introduction to communicable disease transmission system analysis is also presented.
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