2023 - 2024
Tu, Th, 1:30 - 3:20pm
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 ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Introduce the principles of identifying healthcare-associated infections, organisms resistant to antimicrobial agents, or organisms that are epidemiologically important
- Identify strategies for infection surveillance in healthcare settings
- Effectively communicate about exposure of communicable diseases
- Ascertain appropriate prevention and control strategies in healthcare settings
- 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
Students must have permission from the instructor to select 0.41 section. Epidemiology students are expected to select the .01 section.