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Professional Epidemiologic Methods: Topics and Methods for Health Situation Analysis

June 21-June 25, 2021
8:30 a.m. – noon
2 credits
Course Number: 340.767.11

This summer this course will be taught online via Zoom, on the dates and times listed above. Registered students will attend their classes virtually via Zoom, in real time with faculty and other students.

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Focuses on epidemiological methods and tools used in key health situation analyses. Includes the use of prospective epidemiological scenarios for monitoring health targets and indications. Also covers examples of health priority setting assessments; health needs assessments, and the methods for epidemiological stratification of public health problems. Laboratory exercises provide experience with applying concepts, methods and tools to problems drawn from real epidemiological data and published literature.

Learning Objectives:

  • After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the framework of essential public health functions and services for developing prospective epidemiological scenarios

  • Identify and apply main epidemiological metrics and tools for health priority selection

  • Recognize the epidemiological frameworks and indicators for public health needs assessments

  • Describe and apply the main epidemiological risk measures (RR, RAp) in developing epidemiological profiles of critical populations and areas at local and national levels

Methods of Assessment: Lab assignments: 60%; Final Exam: 40% (Final exam is a take-home exam).

Enrollment Restriction: Students who have taken 340.764.01 may not register for this course.

Instructor Consent: No consent required

Prerequisite: 340.608 Observational Epid or 340.752 Epidemiologic Methods 2

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail