Principles of Epidemiology
Principles and methods used in epidemiologic research, including study design, confounding, chance, bias, causality, and descriptive and analytic methods.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
Course Outcomes: 

Basic Concepts

Be familiar with basic concepts and definitions commonly used in epidemiology

Define Problem

Define a public health problem

Problem Solving Strategies

Identify appropriate uses and limitations of data and research design strategies for solving public health problems

Data Analysis

Make relevant inferences from quantitative and qualitative data and distinguish between statistical association and cause-effect relationships


Measure and describe patterns of disease incidence, prevalence, and mortality

Environmental Factors

Identify environmental factors and behaviors associated health-related states or events (i.e., risk factors)


Investigate disease outbreaks

Data Sources

Describe basic sources of primary and secondary data

Common Indices

Identify, calculate, and interpret common indices used in identifying the health status


Evaluate program effectiveness

Assess Research

Critically assess epidemiological research