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Professional Epidemiologic Methods: Decision Making in Health Situation Analysis

Course Status

East Baltimore
Summer Institute
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

Basic epidemiology and biostatistics

Covers advanced health situation analyses for the evaluation of effectiveness of public health programs using real public health scenarios and available health information datasets. Covers selected epidemiological metrics for measuring social health inequalities and methods for informing evidence-based healthcare decision-making using epidemiologic data. Also addresses the role of available epidemiological evidence and translational research for public health programs. Laboratory exercises provide experience with applying concepts, methods and tools to problems drawn from real epidemiological data and published literature.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and critically evaluate use of epidemiologic measures of effectiveness in public health program evaluation
  2. Identify and use methods for translating epidemiologic data for decision making (decision analysis and cost-effectiveness/utility analyses)
  3. Review and use epidemiological indicators for measuring social health inequalities
  4. Identify key methodological requirements in using epidemiological evidence and discuss as translational research in public health programs
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 90% Lab Assignments
  • 10% Participation
Enrollment Restriction
Students who have taken 340.764.01 may not register for this course
Special Comments

Course will be taught online via Zoom, on the dates and times the course is scheduled. For further information, please see the Institute website