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Healthcare Epidemiology

2nd Term
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2023
Prepares students for a career in healthcare epidemiology, examines the epidemiology, pathogenesis and prevention of healthcare associated infections and the evidence behind interventions to control these infections. Uses analytic tools to answer important research questions and practical skills such as conducting root cause analyses, utilizing CUSP methodology for process improvement, performing surveillance, and evaluating outbreaks.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Introduce the principles of identifying healthcare-associated infections, organisms resistant to antimicrobial agents, or organisms that are epidemiologically important
  2. Identify strategies for infection surveillance in healthcare settings
  3. Effectively communicate about exposure of communicable diseases
  4. Ascertain appropriate prevention and control strategies in healthcare settings
  5. Explain the impact that healthcare associated infections have on patient safety
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 33% Written Assignment(s)
  • 33% Group Work
  • 33% Final Exam
  • 1% Participation
Special Comments

Students must have permission from the instructor to select 0.41 section. Epidemiology students are expected to select the .01 section.