HS 329F — Epidemiology

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology applied to public health problems. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of populations, and the application of epidemiological approaches to policy evaluation and health services research. The key topics include the dynamics of disease; methods of measuring disease burden; and epidemiologic study designs; and criteria for evaluating causal associations between risk factors and disease outcomes. Usually offered every year.