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Professional Epidemiologic Methods: Epidemiologic intelligence and Population Health Assessments

Course Status

Summer Institute
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Start Date
Monday, June 10, 2024
End Date
Friday, June 28, 2024
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

Epidemiologic intelligence, based on valid and reliable data, is essential to assess, measure, and describe the health and wellbeing of different populations, as well as their health risks, health needs, and health outcomes. Critical analysis of health information for the purpose of describing population health, depends on thorough understanding of various routine and non-routine data sources, information systems, and tools.
Focuses on practical skills for epidemiological assessments of population health, which include methods for monitoring epidemiological profiles and health trends, using public health information systems for measuring health burden, developing epidemiological profiles and conducting health situation analyses.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify, critically evaluate and use public health information systems to develop epidemiological and population health profiles
  2. Identify the main epidemiological metrics and tools needed for measuring population health burden
  3. Locate and interpret the main sources of vital and health statistics
  4. Employ tools and measurements to evaluate the quality of public health information systems
  5. Explain and recognize how epidemiologic evidence is identified and assessed by public health agencies for population health
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 75% Lab Assignments
  • 25% Paper(s)
Enrollment Restriction
Students who have taken 340.763.01 or 340.873.18 may not register for this course